Headline of the Day

Congressman Who Compared Cigarettes to Smoking Lettuce Becomes Lobbyist for R.J. Reynolds. Perfect.

Obviously, everything about this story is great, including its inherent commentary on how the US' representative democracy was replaced by a corporatocracy and no one seems to have noticed, but I particularly like this quote:
"To be an agent of change you can do it from the outside and attack tobacco manufacturers like many anti-tobacco organizations do or you can do it from the inside," [said Steve Buyer, former 18-year Republican member of Congress from Indiana]. "I have chosen to be an agent of change from the inside."
He's basically a superhero.

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