The recent blowup over UW-Madison history professor William Cronon involved a shadowy right-wing group called the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Professor Cronon rightly pointed out that ALEC supplies conservative legislators with cookie-cutter legislation that promotes far-right corporate views, legislation that is often written by the corporation for the corporations. And then the legislation is introduced by “independently-minded” GOP legislators.
The Republican Party of Wisconsin took offense and made a storm of open record requests from Cronon.
Well, back in December of 2007, I crashed…er, attended….one of ALEC's meetings and wrote an article for the Progressive Magazine.
Here it is.
Yup, they are a “special” bunch.