Friday, September 14, 2007

Jackson paid $258,000 to consulting firm that represented Saudi Arabia, Enron, DeLay


Former State Rep. Col Jack Jackson, R-Wildwood, who is considering mounting a primary challenge to Gov. Matt Blunt next year, paid more than a quarter of a million dollars to lobbyists for Saudi Arabia during his 2006 campaign for state auditor.
Facing Platte County Auditor Sandra Thomas, who was supported by Gov. Blunt, Sixth District Congressman Sam Graves, and political consultant Jeff Roe, Jackson hired Sandler-Innocenzi, an Alexandria, Va.-based consulting firm, which is listed with the federal government as a registered agent of Saudi Arabia.
The company, which handled the advertising campaign and media buys for Jackson, has worked for the Republican National Committee, and made a bundle in the days following Sept. 11, 2001, helping the government of Saudi Arabia mount a public relations campaign to improve its image in the U. S., which include radio ads depicting Saudi Arabia as an ally to the U. S. in the war on terrorism.

Sandler-Innocenzi reportedly received $2.5 million for its work for Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia may not be the toughest client the firm has worked for. Also on its star-studded list have been such luminaries Tom DeLay and Enron.
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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

So you try to link this guy to Saudi Arabia, Enron and DeLay just because he hired someone who they hired. Randy, that's like if you get hauled to court for damaging some furniture and hire the same attorney who represented a murderer, rapist and child molester and suggesting that you are just as bad as them because you hired the same guy. That's faulty logic.

Anonymous said...

You left out the last part of the last sentence which should read:
"- that's Randy Turner".

Anonymous said...

Like the old saying "Birds of a feather flock together" Always have and always will. Bet they were all toting a bible too!

Anonymous said...

Classic Turner logic or whatever you would call his lunacy. By the way I am not a Jackson fan I think he is an egotistical bag of wind, But the way Turner connects the dots is like the crazy guy in “A Beautiful Mind” its called schizophrenia. It’s nice his Mother is being honored in Newtonia, maybe it will make up for her disappointing son.