s skippy the bush kangaroo: mclame: i'll gladly pay you tuesday for a privately-funded presidential campaign today

skippy the bush kangaroo



Friday, February 22, 2008

mclame: i'll gladly pay you tuesday for a privately-funded presidential campaign today

lindsay beyerstein tells us that blonde lobbyists are the least of john mccain's worries. the fec is not happy he used the promise of public funds for his campaign to get a loan:

the thing is, mccain seems to have used the prospect of public money to secure private funding:

washington (map, news) - the government's top campaign finance regulator says john mccain can't drop out of the primary election's public financing system until he answers questions about a loan he obtained to kickstart his once faltering presidential campaign.

federal election commission chairman david mason, in a letter to mccain this week, said the all-but-certain republican nominee needs to assure the commission that he did not use the promise of public money to help secure a $4 million line of credit he obtained in november.
in plain english, mccain got the loan by promising a publicly-funded bailout, if anything went wrong. the fec is not amused.
campaign finance reformer, heal thyself! we agree w/bluegal at crooks&liars:

insert campaign finance reform joke here, if there are any. mccain says it’s totally legal, but that’s like my neighbor saying his dog’s poop doesn’t stink and actually makes my lawn look better. he flip-flopped on whether he was going to use the funds, and then used the promise of matching funds as collateral for loans. it simply stinks, senator.

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posted by skippy at 8:10 PM |

2 Comments:

hey,skip. correct the spelling of lindsay beyerstein.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 4:39 AM PST  
corrected, anonymous!

lidsay, is that you?
commented by Blogger skippy, 10:41 AM PST  

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