That's right, folks, the big fella is back in Oregon - and he's here to make sure that Republican legislators stick with Big Tobacco, in their fight with uninsured children who need health care.
Mr. Butts himself has been blogging - and working the halls of the Legislature. From his blog:
It's my job to make sure the Republican leadership holds firm and does not buckle on any future versions of the bill that may come up. Frankly, it hasn't been a tough sell. I have many friends here in Oregon. I don't like to brag, but minority leader Wayne Scott and I are closer than Paris and Nicole. In politics, as in life, it's all about relationships, and in the 2006 election I gave Rep. Scott 49,000 reasons to relate to me.
Meanwhile, he also recently posted a YouTube video highlighting his lobbying efforts - including a visit with Rep. John Lim (R-Gresham). Lim was the legislator who broke legislative rules and refused to vote on the Healthy Kids plan.
Here's the YouTube. Enjoy!
Check out Mr. Butts' blog. Discuss.