Kia Franklin

Consumer Groups Oppose Gitenstein

Here's a link to the letter from Public Citizen and other consumer advocacy goups, to Senators Leahy and Specter, the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the Obama Administration, raising concerns about the appointment of Mark Gitenstein as the OLP chief. (We blogged about this before here.)

The line from the letter that, to me, best sums up the chief concern with Gitenstein is below:

With the economy reeling from corporate misconduct and a lack of government oversight, the American people deserve a proven champion of their interests at the head of OLP, not someone who has lobbied extensively against their interests.

Isn't there someone out there who's good for the job and doesn't have such tight ties to corporate America? St. Anthony!

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Posted at 5:16 PM, Feb 24, 2009 in Civil Justice | Consumer Rights | Decision 2008
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We need justice for people who are in financial difficulties, not the appointment of a person who has consistently acted against people's interests.

Posted by: Siv O'Neall | February 27, 2009 9:51 AM

No one who has lobbied for corporations should be allowed to serve as part of the administration.

Posted by: Karen Boyette | February 27, 2009 10:50 AM

I suppose he learned his lesson! Getting between trial lawyers and their profits is no way to be a successful politician.

Posted by: esquivel | March 5, 2009 7:24 AM