May 27, 2004
Drunk with Power II
A connection between Bacardi USA and three members of Texas’ Congressional delegation has sparked criticism from a watchdog group who alleges undisclosed money, undue influence, and anti-Cuban sentiment are behind a pro-Bacardi bill - not trademark protection.
U.S. Representatives Lamar Smith and Henry Bonilla, both Republicans representing parts of San Antonio, and House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Sugar Land) have their hands in the bill (HB 4225, with its Senate counterpart as SB 2373) either as sponsors, co-sponsors, or as recipients of Bacardi’s largesse.
Tom DeLay’s “Going Out of Business” Sale, all legislation must go!
If you haven’t already, meet DeLay’s opponent, Richard Morrison.
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