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Your tax dollars at work: monument to senator's wife

FunctionalAmbivalent passed on this one. Check out the brass pair on Republican Senator Mitch McConnell with this move.


Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell is an alumnus of the University of Louisville. He recently earmarked $14.2 million of your money to build an addition to the U of L’s library. The University of Louisville repayed that expenditure of public funds by naming the auditorium in the new addition after McConnell’s wife, Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao.

In attempt to spin this one look at the pitiful comment by the university president to the WaPo.

Why Chao? University President James R. Ramsey explained it was because she is a role model for students. “Elaine Chao is a national leader and a true friend of the university,” Ramsey said. Chao also “is very positive in her comments about the University of Louisville when she speaks publicly,” he wrote the school trustees, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.

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