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McCain is "dining with fat cats at $86,000 a gulp." So Much For Maverickism and Campaign Finance Reform

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California is seen as fertile ground for raising cash crops to reap bushels of money for campaign finance reformer.

Some reform! Part of that deal allows $28,500 donations from individuals, and has a loop-de-loop, loophole in it big enough for Johnny to fly wifie-pooh’s private jet through.

Twenty-three hundred dollars will buy you a tacky McCain lapel pin, while couples who barf up $28,500 to eat rubber chicken with the senator, will also be entitled to up close and personal pants-cuff kissing time.

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That should take about 90 seconds before John “GHW” says “thank you, my friend,” and might almost mean it before booting them out the door to meet and greet the next sucker who has nothing better to do with his money than buy influence, because even if McC loses in November…he’ll still be a senator.

The fat cats and influence-buyers may be willing to part with their brie money, but the mice won’t even give up some of their free time or Limburger cheese money to rally ’round McC at the Phoenix Convention Center where George Bush will be on hand to sour the cheddar.

Ticket sales, reported by the Phoenix Business Journal were so dismal and fears of anti-war protesters gathering outside were so bright that -- according to politico.com -- they moved the event to a private home.

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Possibly not the best choice; anti-war protesters aren’t dumb, they’ll find the private home.

It is ironic that money-grubbing and people-gathering are so attractive in California, but not in his home state of Arizona. Listen carefully. Sound like Arizonans are trying to tell the country something.

The full Los Angeles Times article: http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-na-mccainmoney25-2008may25,0,4461228.story

 

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Sandy Sand began her writing career while raising three children and doing public relations work for Women's American ORT (Organization for Rehabilitation through Training). That led to a job as a reporter for the San Fernando Valley Chronicle, a (more...)
 

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