Sunday, May 30, 2010

Ironman on the BP / Rahm relationship

Ironman has drawn an interesting connection between BP and the White House. Many of the dots had been previously connected (i.e. Rahm to Rosa), but I didn't know the Greenberg to BP connection. Now I see emblazoned on the Greenberg Quinlan Rosner website is both their work for BP and this quote attributed to the Financial Times:

"The party's most prominent pollster"

Tim White


Anonymous said...

Just as an aside, did you know that Stan Greenberg used to live in Cheshire?

He lived on Cherry Street in the late '60's and early '70's while teaching at Yale. I believe he was married to his first wife then; Rosa DeLauro came later.

In 1968, he was active in the local anti-war campaign of Joe Duffy for US Senator. In 1971, he successfully coordinated the ousting of the old establishment Democratic town committee by the more liberal "open party" Democrats.

That same year, he coordinated the Democratic campaign in the first election for Council under the new council-manager charter. The Dems fell just short of winning a majority of the council seats when Charles Loud (R) squeaked by Bill Kennedy (D) for the fifth at-large seat.

After graduating from CHS, I left Cheshire in '72 and didn't hear about Stan Greenberg again until his involvement in Clinton's '92 campaign.

I'm sorry to see that like so many Washington Democrats, Greenberg is all too willing to be bought by large corporate $$$ interests like BP. BP donated $71,000 to Obama in '08 (twice as much as they gave to McCain), and oil companies together gave Obama nearly $1 million. The Dems speak a good environmental game, but just follow the money to see whom they're really in bed with.


tim white said...

I had no idea. That's fascinating though.

tim white said...

I just noticed that Capitol Report picked up a Washington Examiner piece on Ironman's post.