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A fetcher

Posted by ESC on January 20, 2004

FETCHER, A - "Every time I see one of this highly secretive administration's big ideas lead back to the coffers of its old corporation cronies, I hear echoes of an Illinois state legislator I used to cover. He would say, 'I can smell the meat a' cooking' whenever someone introduced a 'fetcher,' a bill that could attract large campaign donations and other forms of bribery, legal and otherwise, from interested parties." From "Mars, the Moon and Halliburton," a column by Clarence Page, Tribune Media Services, printed January 20, 2004, in The Courier Journal, Louisville, Ky.