Saturday, February 18, 2006

Daily Ciro

The wanker Cuellar continues his wankfest. Wank wank wank.

WASHINGTON — A political attack on former Congressman Ciro Rodriguez by Henry Cuellar's campaign backfired Friday when an angry Illinois business owner said her company was being dragged through the political mud with false accusations.

Cuellar's campaign accused Rodriguez of working for a Chicago company that persuades firms to outsource jobs and fire employees.

"It couldn't be further from the truth," Sandra Figueroa Bast, owner of Bast Services Inc., told the San Antonio Express-News. "It's slanderous," she said, noting Cuellar "should have had the decency to call me before writing something that is false."

Cuellar campaign manager Dan Wright, in a news release, said Rodriguez was hired by Bast as a Washington lobbyist, choosing "to line his own pockets at the expense of jobs for working families by representing a firm whose goal is to ship American jobs out of the country."

Federal law prohibits a former lawmaker from lobbying the House for one year.

Cuellar's campaign didn't offer proof of any lobbying to back up the charge.


Rodriguez and Bast said the former congressman was hired by the Chicago company, which was seeking to expand a Kindergarten-through-12th-grade science program for at-risk children into San Antonio schools.

"It had nothing to do with outsourcing jobs," he said.

Bast noted, "I don't have any work overseas."

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