Friday, October 22, 2004

Conason on Coors

Joe Conason sums up the deceptive image of Peter Coors, the Republican candidate for the Senate in Colorado.

Should Colorado voters closely examine the Coors philanthropic record, they will find that the “moderate sheen” applied by the family’s political publicists is rather thin. Beneath that veneer lie those same old right-wing impulses. As the poet once sang, in words that perfectly capture the Coors tradition: “Money doesn’t talk, it swears.”

Coors is trailing in the race against Democrat Ken Salazar, but he is getting more money – $1.65 million – for the last dash to the finish line.