Right now — seeing peacock politicians swooping their way across our television — joy brings everyone to the minimum — unless the politician is Katie Porter and she has a white board in her hand.
Right now — seeing peacock politicians swooping their way across our television — joy stirs nobody in the least — unless the politician is Katie Porter and she has a whiteboard in her hand.
You would be wrong.
Porter began her questions by putting a fairly innocuous number on her trusty whiteboard – 13 million. She then proceeded to take Allies in order to bring in bonuses of over $2 million, after the company decided to raise the price of a cancer treatment drug called Revlimid. And in case you wondered whether watching this guy stumble over his explanations for why he took millions when so many people struggled to afford that life-saving treatment just wasn’t entertaining enough, she broke down that number further and showed that Allies received half a million dollars just from tripled the price of that drug.
People, that’s price gushing and the honourable Katie Porter has not had it — though Twitter seems to be pretty happy to watch her make Big Pharma’s insides shrink and die.
I know the Katie Porter bus is pretty crowded, but damn it if there is no place to sit I’ll stay. She is the Michael Jordan of making CEOs and I am here for every second of it!
Robert Houle (@rbrtjh)
Katie is the teacher that made sure you understood hard math by tackling that with you at the board.
A white board could one day be displayed in the library of the United States Congress
Here, let’s hope Rep. Porter keeps that whiteboard like a Congressional Captain America.