A few days ago, trying to explain how Unity08 could have a big, expensive poll conducted even though such an expenditure was never reported to the IRS, Unity08′s Chief Operating Officer Anya T. Harris told Irregular Times that the poll was paid for by some of Unity08′s “grassroots advocacy partners”.
Oh, really? Who exactly are these grassroots advocacy partners? Anya T. Harris didn’t say. Why wouldn’t she name them?
Furthermore, why won’t Unity08 tell anyone who these mysterious organizations it has partnered with are? Not a single place on its web site does Unity08 tell its members about these grassroots advocacy partners, or even about any advocacy partners.
The mention by Anya T. Harris of these grassroots advocacy partners a few days ago here on Irregular Times is the first mention of them on the record anywhere.
Why didn’t Unity08 tell its members that Unity08 is working with these organizations?
Also, just what kind of grassroots organization can afford to pay for an expensive national poll? Are these organizations really grassroots, or is that just what Anya T. Harris is saying.
For all we know, the grassroots advocacy partners of Unity08 might be extremist right wing groups like Focus on the Family, or corporate advocacy group like the American Enterprise Institute.
Unity08 member says he wants politicians to “be a role model, not a puppet for big Business and special Interest Groups”. Yet, here Unity08 is, working hand in glove with unnamed special interest groups. That’s what a grassroots advocacy partner really is, after all.
Name names, Unity08. Who paid for that survey? Which organizations is Unity08 working with as grassroots advocacy partners?