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Murray Hill corporate candidate bid gets big bump from Post story

Murray Hill logo.gifMurray Hill Inc. is having a good weekend.

The small Silver Spring-based firm has seen its number of Facebook fans double since a story ran Saturday in The Post about its corporate bid for Congress. CBS's "Face the Nation" included a segment about the company's bid on its Sunday morning broadcast.

And The Post has received nearly 500 comments on the Web about its story. Here are a few of the more thought-provoking:

makeitwright wrote:
This is great. Vote for Coca Cola, we'll teach the world to sing. Vote for Hallmark, when you care enough to send the very best. ... Vote for GEICO, and get the Gecko. Even a cave man can see we're the best company to deal with congress. And, on and on. The absurdity of a legal system that recognizes a corporation as an individual citizen should be apparent o any reasonable intelligent human being, except the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

biggerjake wrote:
This is such a great idea that I wish I had thought of it.
Maybe Murray Hill could marry another company next.

basket wrote:
Murray Hill, Inc may only be five years old but since corporations now can determine what the law is, I think they can decide that the combined ages of all of their employees is over 25 years so they qualify. After all it's the entire corporation that is running so we have to count all of them. And they also can accept as much money from themselves as they want. Seems very reasonable to me.

gce1356 wrote:
A way to get around the age requirement (25 yrs old to run for Congress) seems to be: buy out a small business that's older than 25 years. Plenty of shell corporations out there, and many small businesses failing these days.

clairevb wrote:
Just think, if a corporation wins, we will get to see their financial statements, their sources of income, their tax returns, etc. Maybe they should be required to reveal their finances BEFORE they run for office

owleye1 wrote:
The Onion can run this without having to change anything

aorj wrote:
ThinkerMom4 wrote:
Why not just auction off a congressional seat to the highest bidder? It may be a little more transparent than what we have now.

barrylarryandtimmy wrote:
The final logical step would be to appoint a corporation, aka a law firm, to the Supreme Court. Then we will have the "corporate senators" vote to decide which corporations should seat on the Court.

rcvinson64 wrote:
I love it. In a few years, we'll have Senator Proctor & Gamble and Representative Frito Lay.

By John Wagner  |  March 14, 2010; 10:59 AM ET
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Congradulations morons, the republican party has finally made communisim the ruling faction in what was, before reagan/bush, the most respected democracy in the world. Is it time for the revolution to begin yet? I vote for the attack on kennybunkport then march on to crawfish texas and where ever you find Cheaney and Rove. Time to clean house and remove the republican menace from the nation once and for all.

Posted by: anOPINIONATEDsob | March 14, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

OMG I'm beginning to sound like Limburger, Insanity, and Ann Coldfish. Could this be the end game of reaganomics, to drive intelligence from America. If so, you can't fault sucess. Just look and listen to the "leaders" of the republican party, it has become nothing but a Palin of its former self. The Robert's "supreme court" has replaced the funny papers as the nations one stop source for humorist idiocy.

Posted by: anOPINIONATEDsob | March 14, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Murray Hill Inc is on the right track by exercising its (his/her?) Supreme Court sanctioned right to run for Congress, but there is so much more for corporate citizens to do. We at Proxy Human Interface Services ( are addressing this challenge by assisting aspiring corporate citizens in their efforts to run for public office at every level of government - national, local, legislative/executive/judicial - potentially all at once. It's a new world - power to the prepared corporate citizen!

Posted by: phiserver | March 18, 2010 10:03 PM | Report abuse

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