Kids, this is politics. Not everything is going to be positive. And there’s nothing wrong with telling the truth– even if it’s scary. We’re not being biased just because we want to dish dirt occasionally (or all the time). So, in light of the reaction to our story about Greg Fischer’s passive-aggressive email blast yesterday, I figure it’s a good idea to make a few points.
Since the Fischer campaign seems to be sensitive about Greg being an Indiana businessman, I thought it’d be a good idea to take a look at some history. For reference: The campaign’s manager got testy when I questioned Fischer’s motives for building a company in Indiana instead of his home state of Kentucky. See his comments here:
AJ // Mar 11, 2008 at 4:35 pm
Dude, Jake, do just a tad bit of research (aka Google). Dant Clayton is located right here in Louisville. And the video documentary was made by a Louisville native too.
jake // Mar 11, 2008 at 4:44 pm
Dude, AJ, he founded a company and headquartered it in Indiana instead of Kentucky. That’s well-known.
AJ // Mar 11, 2008 at 4:50 pm
Uh bro, your uh, referring to the former SerVend I take it, and yes that’s well known. Dant Clayton is located though in Louisville; just setting the record straight.
Never got an answer to my question, “Why couldn’t he open up shop in his own state? Taxes?” But I found some interesting stories in the Business First archives which may help with an answer while at the same time making it clear just how much cash Fischer invested in Indiana’s economy– not Kentucky’s.
Read the rest after the jump. Juicy, juicy!