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Feds' Targeting of Gibson Guitars Raises Charges of Partisanship

NASHVILLE — Henry Juszkiewicz and Christian Martin run competing guitar-manufacturing companies, but their politics have nothing in common.

Juszkiewicz, CEO of the Tennessee-based Gibson Guitar, is a Republican who donates heavily to party candidates, including Mike Huckabee.

Martin, CEO of the Pennsylvania-based Martin Guitar, donates heavily to Democrats, including Barack Obama.

Despite their partisan differences, Juskiewicz and Martin have something in common — both of their companies import the same type of exotic wood to manufacture guitars.

The federal government considers this activity questionable and raided one of the two companies.

Take a guess as to which one.

Source: Tennessee Watchdog. Read full article. (link)

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