Take a look at this video. Congressman Aaron Schock SEEMS to be promoting “Small Business Saturday” in his hometown of Peoria, but that’s actually a site in Washington D.C. Via Washington City Paper:
Standing outside the Heritage Foundation’s Pennsylvania Ave. office, as the camera pans down what looks like Main Street USA, Schock says, “Support our local economy, the tax revenue, and the employers that employ jobs here in central Illinois.”
Emphasis, of course, on “here in central Illinois.” But Steve Dutton, Schock’s spokesman, says nothing is amiss. “Congressman Schock taped the video to encourage people to support Small Business Saturday,” he writes. “By no means was there any attempt to misrepresent his location.”
At least he’s not promoting Small Business Saturday by shopping at Wal-Mart on Thanksgiving.