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“We Know Bill” Site Leaves Out the People Who REALLY Know Bill Howell…and a Bunch Who Never Will

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Among other problems with this website of fawning quotes about Virginia House Speaker Bill “ALEC” Howell: 1) in a district that’s about 30% non-white, the only people who apparently “know” Howell are…well, not exactly the most diverse; 2) the site leaves out the fact that the people that really matter who “know” Howell are not ordinary voters in his district, but these folks (the Virginia Beer Wholesalers, the Virginia Wine Wholesalers, the Virginia Bankers Association, Verizon, Alpha Natural Resources, Altria, the Virginia Coal Association, ExxonMobil, Dominion, etc.) who have donated over $3 million to Howell over the years; and 3) also not mentioned on Howell’s site is a group which knows him VERY well — the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a notorious corporate front group that introduces “model bills” which “reach into almost every area of American life and often directly benefit huge corporations.” Those are the relevant folks who “know” Bill Howell, but you don’t see any of them on his “We Know Bill” website. Gee, I wonder why THAT might be. Hmmmmm…let me think.

P.S. A few things we DO know about Bill Howell is that he doesn’t care about uninsured Virginians, thinks women should have invasive transvaginal ultrasounds mandated by the state, does what his corporat masters tell him, does not support serious ethics reform, etc, etc.

  • hereinva

    So, someone who claims to be of and for the locals has his website proxy server in New Zealand…

    Admin Name: On behalf of weknowbill.com ADMIN

    Admin Organization: c/o whoisproxy.com Ltd.

    Admin Street: Plaza Level,41 Shortland Street

    Admin City: Auckland

    Admin State/Province:

    Admin Postal Code: 1010

    Admin Country: NZ

    Admin Phone: +64.48319528

    Admin

    Who knew?

  • ir003436

    You can visit the website and read all about people who know Bill, however, after about a minute or so, you are redirected to . . . are you ready for this? . . . re-directed to a page where you can donate to help Bill.

  • weknowbill

    First of all, for transparency’s sake, I should tell you that I am a card-carrying Republican.  I hope I won’t be banned from your page for that reason… LOL

    You are spot on about the #WeKnowBill being one sided and not telling the whole story.  I spent a lot of time as a citizen advocate at the General Assembly this year and what I saw with Speaker Howell was horrifying.  I was not raised to stay quiet when something is that wrong…so, since I have quite a bit of social media experience, I decided to tell my story and help others to follow along during the primary season.

    It seems the Howell team is not up on typical brand/marketing procedures and only secured the WeKnowBill.com.  I now have http://www.WeKnowBill.org (and the Facebook and Twitter versions, too).  The real story must be told…for Republicans and Democrats alike…

    I may not agree with the politics and policies of everyone in your party, but I completely agree that the character…or lack thereof…that Speaker Howell has shown, means that it is time for him to GO!

    His opponent, Ms. Stimpson, may be branded by some as “far right,” but I think she is a very thoughtful, intelligent woman who would deal fairly and graciously with anyone and everyone she came in contact with at the General Assembly.  The most important thing is to vote Howell OUT!