Friday, October 28, 2005

Campaign money comes out of my mouth

How bad a blunder/betrayal was President Bush's signing of the unconstitutional McCain-Feingold campaign spending bill? Ask talk show hosts in Seattle, Washington.

According to the Seattle Times:

"Comments made by radio talk-show hosts this past summer supporting anti-gas-tax Initiative 912 should be considered in-kind political contributions, a Thurston County Superior Court judge reaffirmed Wednesday."


So now speech, when directed toward one side of a political fight in a looming election, can be treated like an envelope full of money.

I'm just curious, does anyone who watched billionare George Soros, Moveon.org, and a virtual infestation of 527 groups (exempt from McCain-Feingold) spend money in the last election really thing that we've removed filthy lucre from the political process?

Why couldn't we have had a Miers-like rebellion on that issue?

Hat tip to Michelle Malkin.

2 Comments:

At 2:26 AM, Blogger Norma said...

Now that Republicans have flexed their muscle (finally), maybe this would be a good time to look at this.

Looks like you'll need to turn on the word verification to keep the spammers out.

Always a pleasure to read your blog.

 
At 7:30 AM, Blogger Paul Pennyfeather said...

Norma,

You are right, as usual. A second look is in order.

As to the comment spam, I have resisted putting up barriers to participation, feeling that was something POPULAR blogs did. But it is getting ridiculous. In the next week or so I'll probably turn it on.

Thanks for reading.

PP

 

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