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History Lesson: Have you no sense of decency, sir?

March 6, 2009, 12:00 am
By Corey Pein


New Mexico's State Investment Officer Gary Bland (left) has filed a response to Frank Foy's whistleblower lawsuit. And it contains an eye-catching quote. From the AP:

"This lawsuit appears to be part of a McCarthy-style political witch hunt," Bland said in his response, filed Monday in federal court.



Woah! Why don't you tell us what you really think?


But let's get this straight: How is Foy like McCarthy?


Frank Foy: A former investment officer for a state teachers' retiree fund.


Joseph McCarthy: A deceased US Senator from Wisconsin.


Foy: Claims he was "railroaded" out of his job after refusing to invest with a company that had donated large sums to the governor—investments that later cost the state $90 million.


McCarthy: Ostracized upstanding citizens as suspected Communist traitors in a paranoid purge that eventually made his name shorthand for one of the darkest periods in 20th-Century America.


Well, that pretty much settles it. What other conclusions are left to draw, by this logic? It seems that Gary Bland is a Communist, or at least a fellow-traveler.

 

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