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Jun 29, 2013

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Phoenix Woman

What is it with Republicans and faking up their "farming backgrounds"?

Item: Connecticut prep-school-reared George W. Bush bought his Texas "ranch" (actually a former pig farm: http://fdlaction.firedoglake.com/2008/12/05/fdl-water-cooler-farewell-potemkin-ranch/ ) in Crawford in 1999, then sold it as soon as January 2009 rolled around (http://help.lockergnome.com/general/Psst-wanna-buy-Potemkin-movie-set-Ranch--ftopict56834.html).

Item: Kurt Daudt bamboozles an ECM reporter with tales of his farming life -- but not Our Honest Hostess, who saw through the schtick and noted that in Daudt's adult life, selling luxury cars to West Metro Richie Rich types (some of whom are likely among his political patrons) figured much more prominently (http://www.bluestemprairie.com/bluestemprairie/2013/06/a-boy-loves-his-dog-ecm-story-never-mentions-how-minority-leader-makes-a-living-these-days.html).

Item: Kurt Zellers, who has lived in the tony West Metro suburb of Maple Grove for twenty years now, makes like he grew up in North Dakota in a family of dirt-poor dirt farmers that shunned government money when in fact the farm his stepfather owned and on which he grew up was one of the top 100 recipients of government money for the seventeen-year period from 1995 to 2012.

At least Scott Honour, silly though he is, is honest enough to admit that he's shoveled a lot of manure in his life. The problem is that he and Zellers and Daudt now shovel a different and far more offensive sort of dung.

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