Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Honest, I'm not making this up

Posted by Craig Westover | 5:39 PM |  

After criticizing Senator Mark Dayton’s support of Senate File 2328, a bill that would both allow reimportation of prescription drugs from Canada (a good thing) but place restrictions on pharmaceutical companies preventing them from enforcing no-sale contracts with Canadian pharmacies (a very bad thing), I find my self on Christina Lisi’s mailing list. She’s Dayton’s Communications Director. And -- I am not making this up -- all Dayton’s press releases that arrive online are headed like this --

Your Dayton’s Account

Now for a guy who constantly plays down the role that his entrepreneurial ancestors and their accumulated wealth plays in his ability to interfere in the lives of his fellow Americans, the obvious reference and attempt to bask in the local aura of the Dayton’s name is just a tad disingenuous. Aside from the fact that in context it doesn’t make sense.

What’s next? A politician trying to play up his heritage by running under his middle name?