Tuesday, August 01, 2006

No contribution is OK, nohow, no way

We've seen this coming for awhile, but Carrie Lynch says it's finally happened:
It's official. No one can give money to the candidates in the race for governor or any other politician for that matter. Every donation is suspect and a potential scandal.
Between the goo-goos and the news media, every dollar a candidate raises is now dirty.

The state's newspapers continue to write about campaign contributions every day, then complain that the campaigns aren't discussing the issues.

Today's Journal Sentinel full-page story must have shocked a lot of people. Headline:
Business donors lead
in gubernatorial race
Well, duh.

If the three -- count 'em, three -- reporters who worked on that story had spent the same amount of time examining the candidates' records or asking them their plans to balance the state budget -- oh, never mind. Sorry, the heat must have gotten me. Never happen.

3 Comments:

At 7:03 PM, Blogger proletariat said...

I am impressed. I always pegged The Journal Sentinel as a conservative paper. They have done a wonderful job at pointing out how two of the candidates for governor are in bed with corporate interests.

I am just surprised so many Democrats are showing their true colors. One would think at least some would care about clean elections and goverment.

Next, the Dems will start bashing Feingold. He's destroying the Democratic Party by his over reliance on $100 contributions.

 
At 9:44 AM, Blogger Shades said...

Balancing the state budget? But I thought Doyle had the budget balanced?

Of course, property taxes went up, he raided transportation for a one-time fix and raised countless fees in order to do it.

Or not - we still have a defecit after his shell games.

 
At 10:16 AM, Blogger Mke Tidbits said...

Next, the Dems will start bashing Feingold. He's destroying the Democratic Party by his over reliance on $100 contributions.

But what is Feingold promising those big money - $100 -- contributors? Access? A chance to see him re-elected? We should have not allow any of the dirty money to go to unclean political campaigns - it's just bribery.

What average American can afford giving $100 to an elected official? It's grotesque.

If each of them gave the $100 to crucial non-profits such as the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, the world would be a better place.

 

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