Sunday, August 07, 2011

Sheila Harsdorf: Snuff Princess

Why would Wisconsin State Senator Sheila Harsdorf offer a bill to change the tax treatment (lower it, of course) of moist snuff? Was it because as a mother she had to make tough choices? That's a line from one of her campaign commercials.

It's doubtful that even Mother Harsdorf thinks that a bill to help moist snuff in its quest to breath free is good for kids. Well then, what could be her motivation for offering such a stinker?

It is pretty easy to figure out, really, when you know that Harsdorf is a legislative zombie: she's an ALECian. Altria (which used to be Philip Morris, until that name became moist, um, "snuff"), WalMart, the Koch brothers, ExxonMobil, and the Coors family, and the like, who "sponsor" ALEC, do Mother Harsdorf's thinking for her.

Her poor kids.

(Be sure to read Aaron's post at the link about moist snuff and Reps. Mary Liz Holberg, Jenifer Loon, and Speaker Kurt Zellers in Minnesota, too.)

MPR photo (at least that's where I got it)

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