I know the main focus at AmSpecBlog is on federal offices and the races to get to DC, but it’s always worthwhile to highlight elected officials’ unhinged behavior, regardless of where they serve. So today I bring you Washington State Democrat Rep. Geoff Simpson, who did not like an inquiry made by Evergreen Freedom Foundation (a conservative/libertarian think tank) reporter Scott St. Clair, about his ties and campaign contributions from a particular public employees’ union:
I guess even fewer people than the couple dozen who read the drivel you write would be interested in it after you told them your position is funded by the Wall Street investment firms, Big Tobacco, Pharma, Oil and Insurance interests who rip off the American people every chance they get and use a**holes like you as tools to fool the ignorant into thinking the EFF cares about regular people. You and the corporate masters you prostitute yourself for are only interested in boosting profits by attacking consumer or worker protections….
I have somewhere in the neighborhood of 250 individual contributors. They are all listed. There’s nothing secretive about it. I know this won’t stop you and the right wing scum you work for from trying to connect the dots in a way that smears innocent people who choose to support me or be involved in my life. After all, that’s your job. But please don’t pretend its journalism, or about transparency or has anything to do with freedom. You’re a piece a sh** who is paid to destroy progress for the middle class and anyone who stands up for it so your corporate funders can have cheaper labor and fewer regulations which translate into higher profits. You make me sick.
Apparently this isn’t out of character for Simpson:
My disclosure: St. Clair is a friend who I worked with covering the Massachusetts Senate race in January for Watchdog.org.