In the Arizona Republic newspaper they had a pretty good article on the protest against the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) which included this:
Lawmakers were aware of the protests but dismissed the protesters' concerns of undue influence.
"They presume that my vote can be bought, and it can't," said Amanda Grosserode, a GOP lawmaker from Lenexa, Kan.
Well, Ms Grosserode - if you were at the swanky Westin Keirland on a "scholarship" - they did indeed buy your vote.
If ANYONE other than you paid for your food, your lodging, your airfare - they deed indeed buy your vote.
- ALEC may provide you with "educational" information on
how smart ALEC members are
and how dumb the electorate is
- but believe me
- NO ONE BUYS OUR VOTE!