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Isenberg vs the Paid Lobbiests

Isenberg has a great little rant titled Welcome to the Stupid Internet in response to Tom Giovanetti’s piece last Friday in the San Jose Mercury News.  Isenberg cites facts, and studies to back up his position.  Giovanetti writes scaremongering vignettes.

The Institute for Policy Innovation is a “Think Tank” based in Texas.  Tom is its President.  Tom’s bio makes it clear that he is a marketing guy, not an engineer.  The interesting thing about marketing people is that good marketers take a position, and then offer proof points for that position.  A bad marketer, takes a position, period.  Tom is a bad marketer.  Perhaps that’s why he’s turned to lobbying instead.

Typical of the internet noob that he appears to be, Tom finishes with a drive by swipe at Isenberg’s entry.  In Isenberg’s comments he writes:

Enjoyed your entry on this. Profoundly disagree with you, but enjoyed your entry.  Will you admit you are wrong when all your nightmares and scaremongering don’t come to fruition?

# posted by Tom Giovanetti : 6/13/2006 1:38 AM

How will I know when I’m wrong?
# posted by isen : 6/13/2006 3:31 AM

And when did you stop beating your wife, again, Tom?  More flamebait and non-facts, but clearly David is having none of it.

Bad Marketer, Tom!  Make your messes in the backyard, not on the carpet.  Now, outside with you!

{ 2 comments… add one }

  • Tom Giovanetti June 13, 2006, 7:42 pm

    It's lobbyists, not "lobbiests".

  • Alec June 13, 2006, 8:03 pm

    True. English is funny, isn't it? Lobby, lobbies, lobbying, lobbied, and lobbyist.

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