If you are running for office you can never have too much money. So every politician and the people working for him do everything they can to maximize donations. One way to do this is to convince a group with a special interest that if they don’t elect you then they are going to get screwed.
This is what is going on with the Todd P’Pool campaign and the for profit college group.
This is a great tactic; look as Steve Beshear sucking up to the coal industry. So P’Pool is trying the same thing with the for profit colleges. Unfortunately the folks at the Sullivan University System don’t seem to have a grasp on how the game is played.
They don’t seem to grasp the fact that shaking down 150 people at an open meeting is not the way you do this. So what they have done is make Jack Conway look good. Conway gets his name and picture in the paper looking like the good guy defending poor students from a predatory business and the P’Pool campaign is doing damage control.
“P'Pool hasn't taken a public stand on whether for-profit colleges need tighter regulation to protect students, said (David) Ray, his campaign manager. But the issue isn't a top priority, he said.
When P'Pool is on the campaign trail, Kentuckians are "not asking him about culinary schools," Ray said.”
Reminds me of a line an old politico once told me:“You can lead a whore to Vassar, but you can’t make her think.” It sure looks like a whole group of political whores weren’t thinking