Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Missouri treasurer crusades to deny funds to terrorists

At first glance I hadn't noticed whether Ms. Steeman was a Republican or Democrat, it didn't matter, she was worthy of our admiration and support. As it turns out she is unsurprisingly a Republican.....all the better.

WASHINGTON - Missouri State Treasurer Sarah Steelman may be far from the front lines in the war on terrorism but she's on the cutting edge of efforts to fight it with the power of the U.S. dollar.

Elected as Missouri's chief financial officer in 2004, Steelman is leading a campaign in the Show Me State and beyond to get state and local governments to stop investing publicly managed funds in companies that do business in countries believed to sponsor terrorism.

"Whether you're for or against the war, there are Americans sacrificing their lives on a daily basis for the protection and security of the U.S. And yet we don't move our most powerful weapon - our financial markets - to help and make sure that we are not funding terrorists. I'm not going to wait for the federal government. It's my job as state treasurer to do what I can here in Missouri," Steelman, a 48-year-old Republican, said in a telephone interview.

btw, notice anything about that headline?

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