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Friday, May 27, 2005

Santorum's bill paid for by AccuWeather

On the national front, it seems like "Slick Rick" Santorum is caught red-handed.
Two days before Sen. Rick Santorum (news, bio, voting record) introduced a bill that critics say would restrict the National Weather Service, his political action committee received a $2,000 donation from the chief executive of AccuWeather Inc., a leading provider of weather data.
"I think the timing of it is what makes it so suspect," said Melanie Sloan, executive director of the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Government, a Democratic-leaning watchdog group. "It's like here's the money and you're going to do what I want."
SInce this senator has been bought off by the religious right so it should be no surprise that AccuWeather paid him to craft a bill that would only benefit them. Hopefully now, the bill will fail to pass. Why should I have to pay to get my weather information?