Saturday, March 13, 2010

Corporation runs for Congress

Well, it had to happen, I suppose.

After the Supreme Court absurdly ruled that corporations have human rights, many have speculated that corporations will soon start to hold office and vote. (One envisions a walking Pepsi can going into a voting booth.)

Meet Murray Hill, a Republican candidate for Congress in Maryland. But Mr. Hill's not a person. He's Murray Hill Inc., a public relations company.

You read that right: A corporation is running for Congress.

This campaign is just tongue-in-cheek, of course. It's designed to poke fun at the Supreme Court inventing corporate "rights" out of whole cloth.

"Until now, corporate interests had to rely on campaign contributions and influence-peddling to achieve their goals in Washington," the corporation declared in a statement. "But thanks to an enlightened Supreme Court, now we can eliminate the middle-man and run for office ourselves."

There may be a roadblock, however, as Murray Hill's voter registration form was rejected. Oh well. Maybe the Supreme Court will fix that, since it loves corporations so much.


1 comment:

  1. "After the Supreme Court absurdly ruled that corporations have human rights ..."*

    * The Supreme Court has never actually ruled this, of course. This supposed "ruling" keeps getting repeated by outraged politicians, talking heads and the media, but you won't find it in any such ruling in any Supreme Court case. Repeating it over and over doesn't make it true.