It's Not Too Late to Go As Tom Leppert Tonight

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This morning, there was Rick Perry's latest ad -- he's a doer, see, not a talker, or so he says (which is weird, because he's not a talker ... but a drinker, maybe). But lest we forget, from another GOP would-be, there's a new Tom Leppert spot out there too -- this one, like the last, filmed amidst ruin and despair (otherwise known as: The Cedars). Where Perry's is scored to "sprightly" strings and full of Just For Men grins, the former Dallas mayor's spot is mournful, foreboding, terrifying -- a grimacing glimpse of the future, One Nation Under Tom. Jump for it. Happy Halloween.


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Well, apparently he didn't create any jobs in The Cedars.  I guess he created a lot of construction jobs on goofy bridges and stuff, but that was all with borrowed money.

Wylie H.
Wylie H.

That's kind of what I was thinking... the only jobs he can definitively point to are ones that were created with 100% government money (building the bridge, convention center hotel and Museum Tower)--- but now he rails against that stuff.

I'm really confused as to how I'm supposed to interpret his message-- it seems to be somewhat contradictory.

Wylie H.
Wylie H.

When asked to substantiate his claim that he's created jobs, what does Leppert point towards?

The relocation of Turner Corp. to Dallas only generated 15 jobs (including his); and those were likely offset by losses at Turner Corp. in New York.

Prior to that, he was a senior bank officer at a bank in Hawaii... and prior to that, he spent several years as a consultant at McKinsey. A lot of McKinsey's work revolves around generating efficiencies, and that frequently involves cutting jobs, not creating them.

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