The Manchin family is proving my theory that the only real differences between rich assholes and non-rich assholes are that rich assholes can spread their shit a lot farther and deeper than the non-rich; the rich can get lots of people to agree that their shit is in fact thick delicious chocolate frosting; and they rarely ever have to clean up their shit when everyone realizes Hey no, this really is shit.
After Gayle Manchin took over the National Association of State Boards of Education in 2012, she spearheaded an unprecedented effort that encouraged states to require schools to purchase medical devices that fight life-threatening allergic reactions.
The association’s move helped pave the way for Mylan Specialty, maker of EpiPens, to develop a near monopoly in school nurses’ offices. Eleven states drafted laws requiring epinephrine auto-injectors. Nearly every other state recommended schools stock them after what the White House called the “EpiPen Law” in 2013 gave funding preference to those that did.
The CEO of Mylan then, and now, was Heather Bresch. Gayle Manchin is Heather Bresch’s mother.
Bonus video, because some are born to chase rainbows, but others pursue goal posts.