(GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO) – Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Rolling Hills Country Club), a trial lawyer and professional politician, either has a short-term memory or he purposely misleads his Colorado constituents. Please enjoy the blatant hypocrisy below that defines Ed Perlmutter.
SHOT: “Perlmutter’s spokeswoman, Leslie Oliver, seized on that when she learned the campaign used golf carts from Rolling Hills Country Club, where Coors is a president, to ferry people from the parking lots at Red Rocks to the building where the announcement was held.
“Golf carts?” Oliver said. “Most people in the 7th don’t ride around on golf carts they get from their country club. That’s another contrast between Ed and Coors.” (Lynn Bartels, “Republican Joe Coors: ‘I’m a Golden Rule guy,’ decries GOP presidential attacks,” The Denver Post, 1/31/2012)
CHASER: Ed Perlmutter was a member of the SAME country club. View the story here: Colorado Peak Politics
SHOT: Tweet from Denver Post reporter during the 2012 State of the Union speech: @allisonsherry: @RepPerlmutter and @RepMikeCoffman applaud 1st and strongest for ‘we will never bail you out again’ line. #copolitics (http://twitter.com/#!/allisonsherry)
CHASER: Ed Perlmutter voted for the $700 billion bank bailout and for the auto bailout.
SHOT: “According to the House Ethics Manual’s guidance on outside employment and income: ‘Although the term ‘conflict of interest’ may be subject to various interpretations in general usage, under federal law and regulation, this term ‘is limited in meaning; it denotes a situation in which an official’s conduct of his office conflicts with his private economic affairs.’ The ultimate concern ‘is risk of impairment of impartial judgment, a risk which arrises whenever there is a temptation to serve personal interests.’ ”
CHASER: “Rep. Ed Perlmutter of Colorado inserted a provision into the recently passed House climate change bill that would drum up business for “green” banks, such as the one he has invested in and his family and a political donor helped found in San Francisco.” (Kara Rowland, “Rep. Perlmutter part owns ‘green’ bank he helped,” Washington Times, 7/15/2009)
Please consider the following comment from Compass Colorado as you cover Ed Perlmutter’s serial hypocrisy.
“Ed Perlmutter is a perfect example of why Americans distrust Congress. Colorado voters are sick and tired of hypocritical and corrupt politicians like Ed Perlmutter who put their own personal interests ahead of their constituents.” – Tyler Q. Houlton, President of Compass Colorado
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