Instead of getting to work on Flint’s water crisis that is endangering the health of its citizens, GOP Governor Rick Snyder has hired a self-described “high stakes public relations” firm that specializes in “crisis management” to treat his public relations problems. The local water supply in Flint, a town the size of Billings, is full of lead.
Mercury LLC is the firm of spin doctors the Governor has brought in. That firm said in a statement that it isn’t getting paid in state dollars. Makes you wonder how are they getting paid – the governor’s spokesperson refused to say, although Snyder is said to have a variety of non-public slush funds from corporate donors.