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Monday, March 13, 2006

Claude Allen: hero?

It's been fun to laugh at Claude Allen's expense. But in all seriousness, it's time to confirm outlier status on the guy and sing his praises. He is the closest thing this administration has to a Robin Hood.

While virtually everyone else in the Bush White House has been busy selling out rank and file Americans on behalf of the nation's most powerful corporate interests, lone Claude Allen played along. But all the while he was striking blow after blow against the corporate machine. His low-bore criminal behavior (what's shoplifting some electronics when weighed against conspiring to send thousands of Americans to their death in a fraudulent war?) took its bite-sized tolls on the bottom line of Big Business while the little guy (in this case, Claude Allen himself -- but also, no doubt, the other Allens who would benefit from a large screen t.v., dvd player, etc etc) reaped the benefits.

It's not quite stealing from the rich to help the poor, but it is stealing from the big rich corporations to help the not-stinking-rich (our Robin Hood pulled down a $160,000 annual salary, considerably more than that mythic arrow-slinger from merry ol' youknowwhere.) So let's give credit where it is due.

Brave, brave Sir Allen...


Blogger Ra said...

This was satire right? (smile)

Enjoyed it...

3/19/2006 9:23 AM  

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