Republican opposed minimum wage: "To protect salaries of low-income families"

I figure the conversation went something like this last night in Oklahoma Republican Tom Coburn's office after the Senate voted to increase the Federal Minimum Wage:

Media Flak Jane: OK, the boss was one of only three Senators to vote against the first minimum wage increase in a freakin' decade. How do we perfume this pig?
Media Flak Bill: Say he was drinking before the vote?
Jane: Can't. We've been using that for his support of the troop escalation.
Bill: Self-medicating?
Jane: Good point. He is a doctor.
Bill: Wait, how about this: We say he voted against giving the working poor a raise to "protect the salaries of low-income families."
Jane: But that makes no sense.
Bill: I know. I think the media will buy it.

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