Interesting “off the record” brief conversation with Rick Perry by a MBNA lobbyist that was captured by a hot mic and camera.
While this kind of nonsense goes on all the time between politicians and big business, the problem I have is that big business doesn’t generally make such offers unless they think their offer will be accepted. The video doesn’t allow us to know what the “help” would consist of or even if Rick Perry would accept MBNA’s “help”, but it does show that MBNA thinks Rick Perry is someone who will play ball.
I personally don’t trust Rick Perry any further than I could throw him.
Zero Hedge reports:
And for those who believe the man is a plant, we believe it is James Mahoney, Director of Public Policy for BoA. You can see a photo of him here. He’s on the board of directors for the New England Council, the sponsors of yesterday’s Politics and Eggs breakfast.
Naturally, we would be delighted for Bank of America to refute this assumption.
Update – Bank of America attempts to explain itself and fails:
Bank of America does not endorse Presidential candidates. The reference was about following up on the substance of the speech about job creation and economic growth. Discussing policy issues that affect our company and our customers is something we do with policymakers of both parties routinely at the local, state, and Federal levels.
Yeah, Bank of America just wants to help out the poor working class by helping Rick Perry “create jobs”.
I’ll buy that for a dollar.