Too much corporate influence in government? Nah, that's a liberal fantasy.
On another tape, Pete Kott, the former Republican speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives, crowed as he described beating back a tax bill opposed by oil companies. "I had to cheat, steal, beg, borrow and lie," Kott said. "Exxon's happy. BP's happy. I'll sell my soul to the devil."
After that guy's prison sentence is over, we should give him a medal for giving us a small glimpse into Bush's America. (even though he didn't realize he was being taped.)
Republicans in Alaska got some 'slainin to do.