by David Safier
Fox 13 Salt Lake City has an excellent news piece about the ALEC convention going on in the city. The featured interview is with Southern Arizona's own Rep. Peggy Judd, LD-25 Republican. Someone must have forgotten to tell her about the code of silence about the goings on inside -- or it slipped her mind when a reporter put a microphone in front of her. Here's the transcript from the interview:
Reporter: Arizona Representative Peggy Judd said ALEC mentored her from the beginning.
Judd: "Right after I got elected in November of 2010, we were able to participate in a leadership training conference in Washington, D.C., December 3, right after I was elected, and, um, I wouldn't say they brainwashed me, because when I got there, I felt so at home. I guess I could say my dad brainwashed me to be a very strong conservative person."
Later in the news piece, the reporter noted that ALEC, being a nonprofit, isn't allowed to lobby, but apparently Judd didn't get the ALEC script:
"Representative Judd from Arizona told me she does get lobbied at ALEC meetings. She said in fact, the meetings were officially supposed to be casual dress, but the lobbyists wear such nice clothes, it's hard to dress down."
You can see the video below the fold.