In Swipe At Cheney, Kerry Says He Won't Give Special Favors To Corporations
The AP reports that John Kerry, "in a veiled swipe at Vice President Dick Cheney, said Tuesday that he won't dole out special favors to corporations if elected president." Kerry said, "My vice president of the United States will never meet secretly with polluters who want to rewrite the environmental laws." The AP adds the "barb referred to Cheney, who met with industry officials while drafting proposals for new energy laws."
Kerry To Unveil Corporate Supporters.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Kerry "has persuaded scores of corporate executives to go public with endorsements to prove his moderate appeal and suggest cracks in President Bush's base of business support." Joined by "several business leaders at an economic summit today in Davenport, Iowa, Mr. Kerry will release a list of about 200 other corporate supporters. Among the Kerry converts is David Bonderman, founder and managing partner of the Fort Worth, Texas, investment firm Texas Pacific Group, who supported Mr. Bush for president in 2000 and earlier for Texas governor."