I’m waiting for this headline to pop up in Kansas newspapers or blogs.
How else will Kansas leftists be able to describe Tom Wiggans, the newly announced candidate for the Democratic party nomination for Kansas governor?
Described by the Associated Press as “a former pharmaceutical company executive” — wait, doesn’t that describe a person who profits from sick people? Just the type of person Democrats love to demonize?
While we wait to see if Kansas newspapers and leftist blogs make this connection, read Kansas Watchdog’s reporting on his political contributions.
Also, according to Forbes, Wiggans earned $323,579 in 2008 from serving on the boards of three drug and biotechnology companies.
It will also be interesting to see how Kansas leftists react to Wiggan’s association with the Hoover Institution, described by Wikipedia as “influential in the American conservative and libertarian movements.” Wiggans was a member of its Board of Overseers.
Hoover is intellectual host to conservative and libertarian thought leaders like Richard A. Epstein, Chester E. Finn Jr., Eric Hanushek, Caroline M. Hoxby, Tibor R. Machan, Condoleezza Rice, Russell Roberts, and Shelby Steele.
Hoover is also home to a personal hero of mine, Thomas Sowell, who is Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy. Friedman — one of the giants of the modern libertarian movement, although not loved by all — was senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution from 1977 to 2006.