The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Ralph Reed:
“Mr. Christianity”

Feb 18, 2002

Ralph Reed, the former executive director of the Christian Coalition, was a Bush supporter in the last election. Because he was so well known for his attacks on the right to abortion, Bush kept him under wraps once he had decided to run for president. After all, Bush was styling himself a “compassionate conservative” and Reed was notably low on compassion. Reed might have cost him votes.

But Reed managed to do OK for himself. Thanks to Karl Rove, Bush’s top political adviser, Reed got very well paid employment – receiving ten to twenty thousand dollars per MONTH – from Enron! His job while at Enron was to lobby states to deregulate the electricity market – that is to open up consumers to this massive rip off that found them paying two, three, five or more times as much for electricity, while companies like Enron pocketed hundreds of billions of dollars.

This self-proclaimed defender of morality found nothing immoral in pushing for the biggest fraud in recent history. How fitting!