Politics Equal Opportunity Offender
Yesterday, I sternly held Weyerhaeuser accountable for donations it made to The Speakers Roundtable, the GOP PAC that financed the recent sleazy and misleading sex offender attack ads on Democrats. (Weyerhaeuser gave $5,000 to the Republican committee back in June 2005.)
In going over the finance reports, however, I also found this donation to the GOP group: $2,500 in December ‘05 from SEIU, the super progressive labor union.
I called SEIU to ask what gives.
SEIU 775 spokesman Adam Glickman said his union works with both sides of the aisle. He also put the donation to the GOP PAC in perspective, noting that in the big 2004 election cycle, SEIU gave $92,000 to the Democratic Party and just $22,500 to the Republicans. Additionally, SEIU spent $800K on Gregoire TV ads in the 2004 campaign and another $450K for her recount effort.
Glickman wouldn’t comment, however, on the Speakers Roundtable sex offender ads, which SEIU money helped pay for.