...The One-Minute Pundit
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Sen. Harry Reid's top aide received $1.2 million from Comcast Corp. after he began working for the Senate majority leader, joining a long list of congressional staffers who have collected money from past employers after starting on Capitol Hill.
"COMCAST DID NOT KNOW THAT DAVID KRONE WAS GOING TO HARRY REID'S OFFICE OR TO ANY OTHER GOVERNMENT OR REGULATORY AGENCY!!!!!" when his separation agreement was negotiated, according to company spokesman John Demming. [Plausibly deniable overemphasis added]
Sure Bud, that's what they all say.
Some people familiar with the matter say the company wanted to make sure that he didn't harbor any ill will after leaving, given his connections. As a heavily regulated cable and media company, Comcast has a lot at stake in Washington.
I think John...fudged the truth, to put it mildly.