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February 4, 2008

Washington Swill

Carville-Frist-CokeThe sad message of the all-too-chummy Carville/Frist/Coke Superbowl ad — as the screen shot indicates — is that, when the corporations are paying the tab, top consultants and legislators — from the left and the right — seem only too happy to fall into line and take a swig.

Follow on (1pm PST): In the links below, two front page NYT stories that appeared almost back-to-back last week — mostly overlooked, I’m sure, in the excitement of the horse race — have more to say about alignment.

Coca-Cola Jinx ad (via YouTube)

After Mining Deal, Financier Donated to Clinton (How Bill is financing the library – NYT)

Nuclear Leaks and Response Tested Obama in Senate (How Barack backed off the energy giant – NYT)

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