While it has been generally panned as superficial and little more than expanded soundbites, Gov. Rick Perry’s Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America From Washington clearly has one big fan: AT&T. AT&T purchased hundreds of the books to hand out free.
State legislators, lobbyists and activists will be receiving the book as part of a conservative policy summit luncheon — courtesy of AT&T and, by extension, its customers. They insisted on hardcover books, presumably for the book to be cherished by generations.
AT&T’s political action committee has also donated $494,740 to Perry during his nine years in office.
I would have the same discomfort with AT&T distributing copies of President Obama’s book. Once again, there is a disconnect between corporate leaders and their customers who cover the entire political spectrum from liberal to conservative. It also shows the myriad of ways for corporate money to support politicians.
Source: Dallas News