Holy Conflict Of Interest! Tell Congress That The Public Good Is More Important Than Their Chance To Cameo In Batman
from the check-it-out dept
We recently wrote about the fact that PIPA sponsor and head of the Senate Judiciary Committee Senator Patrick Leahy has received yet another cameo appearance in the latest Batman flick. We’re sure it’s because of his acting skills, rather than his ability to pass legislation that favors Time Warner (who — coincidentally, of course — is a major contributor to his campaigns). In response to this story, the good folks at Demand Progress have set up HolyConflictOfInterest.com with an original comic, “The Adventures of Leahy & Time Warner”:
Update: By the way, we’re hearing that the MPAA hosted a “special screening” of the new Batman movie for members of Congress and their staff. Now, that would normally run afoul of gift giving guidelines… but they worked around that by spending the first 15 minutes “educating members and staff on important issues” (take a guess what those might be).