By Chris Ingram
Special correspondent, the Tampa Tribune
Published August 15, 2011
Last week I went to my credit union to move my business banking account from my commercial bank. I spent about 20 minutes with a teller as she processed my new account. Suddenly, she excused herself to her manager’s office only to return 15 minutes later to say my classification as a political consultant was on their list of “prohibited” accounts.
The nice lady then attempted to make me feel better by explaining, “It’s not just political consultants; other businesses like strip clubs are prohibited also.”
Normally I’m the type of guy who would demand to speak to a manager or someone with grey matter between their ears; then I remembered this was a financial institution, and no such character could be found. So I shrugged it off and left.
Obviously, when your friendly credit union throws you into a group like strip-club operators, your profession has an image problem. But rather than defend the honor of the lowly political consultant, as a public service I have developed a list of five things you need to know about our government and politics.
Washington, D.C., is full of political ladder-climbers who will say anything to get re-elected.
The current crop of “leaders” in our country comes not from a class of people who are patriots, with the country’s best interest in mind. Rather, they are from a (click here to read the full column in today’s Tampa Tribune).
Chris Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of Irreverent View. Ingram is a frequent pundit on Fox News and CNN, and has written opinion columns for the Washington Times, UPI, and National Review online. He is the Republican political analyst for Bay News 9, the only 24 hour all news channel in Florida’s largest media market. The opinions expressed here are those of author and do not represent the views of Bay News 9. E-mail him at: Chris@IrreverentView.com.
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