Remember us talking about this smartass yesterday?

Well, guess who ProgressOhio’s Dave Harding saw on WBNS Channel 10 last night?

Gang, meet attorney Jack Painter, who lives in the high-income neighborhood of Indian Hills near Cincinnati.  Painter, like me, is a solo practitioner.  He’s the head of the Indian Hills Tea Party, on the Advisory Board of the Cincinnati Tea Party, and on the Board of Directors of the Ohio Liberty Council which has claimed as its mantle as being the statewide organization of the so-called “Tea Party” movement.  Oh, and he’s a contributor to Andrew Breitbart’s “Big Government” website, too.

Can’t you imagine all those folks living in the mansions in Indian Hill holding Tea Party rallies talking about how tough they’ve got it?

I’m sure it’s just a coincidence that this man who likes to brag about pulling in $600k just happens to be both instrumentally involved in the Ohio Tea Party movement while also being former corporate counsel for Chiquita Brands International, Inc. and now practicing as corporate counsel for various other corporations in the Cincinnati area.  I mean, I’m sure his interest in yesterday’s rally was entirely personal and not part of his corporate clients’ desire to push Ohio down the slippery slope towards making us a “right-to-work (for less)” State.

Absent him turning out to be a lost Koch Brother, my mind is incapable of inventing a background for a fictional Tea Party figure who would more perfectly demonstrate the utter farce and corporate astroturfing that is the so-called “Tea Party” movement.  Can you?

Welcome to Plunderbund, Mr. Painter.

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