DID BARBOUR LOBBY FOR KEMPER COUNTY COAL PLANT?
December 23, 2011 Leave a comment
It is not my original idea that Haley Barbour Lobbied and profited from the build of Mississippi Power and Southern Company’s experimental lignite coal plant in Kemper County. I believe we can count on Phil Bryant to do a good job.
By BEN SMITH Politico
The news that Haley Barbour will return to his lobbying practice at BGR, the firm he founded and that made him a wealthy man, comes as anything but a surprise. Barbour, in fact, never really left. He has, as has been reported, continued to be paid from the firm — through a blind trust — as governor of Mississippi.
But that’s not Barbour’s only connection to the firm. He’s also continued to operate out of its Washington, D.C. office on at least some of his frequent trips to Washington, D.C.
A Democratic operative who filmed the video above when Barbour was contemplating a presidential campaign sends it over. In the video, shot last October, Barbour and his entourage enter BGR’s office.
“Doing a little lobbying, Governor?” the cameraman asks.
“Borrowing a cheap phone,” he replies.
That’s what BGR is known for: Cheapest phones in DC.