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Robin Carnahan’s Executive Decision to Not Be Called an Executive Anymore

Missouri Democratic Senate candidate (and current Secretary of State) Robin Carnahan does not want you to call her a “banking executive.”

Blunt’s campaign has worked to blur distinctions between the two on issues such as Wall Street connections and PAC contributions, asserting recently that Carnahan also has taken financial industry money and was “a banking executive” in Washington at the government’s Export-Import Bank . . .  As far as the Export-Import bank, Carnahan said her position in the 1990s was assistant to the chairman, involved primarily in identifying new markets for U.S. companies to sell goods.

Er, okay. But the Missouri politics blog 24th State looks at a cached version of her biography as Secretary of State and finds: “Carnahan also served as an executive at the Export-Import Bank of the United States where she explored innovative ways to help American companies increase their sale of goods and services abroad.”

Perhaps by rejecting the label, she’s exercising executive privilege.