Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Missourian profiles Blunt chief of staff

Edward Martin, who has been chief of staff for Missouri Governor Matt Blunt, was profiled in today's Columbia Missourian.
The profile is mostly a glowing portrait of Martin, but it does not shy away from the criticism that his job is a reward for the work Martin did as treasurer for the pro-voucher group All Children Matter:

All Children Matter advocates school vouchers and tuition tax credits that would create incentives for students to attend private schools. The group spent nearly $200,000 on radio ads during the 2004 Missouri gubernatorial race, supporting Blunt’s bid against Democrat Claire McCaskill. Some Blunt opponents say Martin's association with All Children Matter helped him land his new job. "Gov. Blunt was rewarding a pro-voucher interest group by hiring the former treasurer," says Missouri Democratic Party spokesman Jack Cardetti, arguing that Martin would never have been hired had he not helped pour so much money into Blunt’s campaign.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your article states Blunt's chief of staff would have never been hired, had it not been for his past "good deeds" for the Governor. By the same token, Baby Boy Blunt would have "never been hired" had his name been Matt somethingorother. Only the fact that he had the same last name as Ole Roy, got him elected, kinda like George.....
Perhaps Matt should have been given the name Matt Doolittle.