Sunday, March 23, 2008

McCain Breaking Own Campaign Finance Laws

Well you really stepped in it this time, McCain.

So. You know how the media loves McCain more than free sandwiches because he's a "straight-talker" and a "maverick," and one of the reasons they think he is like so totally awesome is because he was an advocate for campaign-finance reform in the form of the McCain/Feingold amendment which gave the world those annoying "I approve this message" comments at the end of commercials?

Yeah. Well. About all that "reform."

In order to understand this kerfuffle, let us go back in time to November, a time when McCain was not only completely insane, but his campaign was in dire straights and he had to take out a loan to keep his crazy drive for the presidency afloat. He used the public funds he was going to receive as a nominee as collateral, and campaign finance rules state that anyone using public funds as collateral must abide by public financing.

Flash forward. Now it's March, McCain is still batshit insane, and he also happens to be the presumptive Republican nominee for president. After pressing Obama to abide by public financing in the general election and in the process taking the word "hypocrite" to new uncharted heights, McCain has himself dropped out of public financing so he can raise unlimited cash. Well, hold on there pardner. The FEC did not certify his withdrawal and there's still that pesky matter about the shady loan.

Now McCain has blown by the public spending cap, possibly placing his candidacy afoul of the law. What laws? THE SAME CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAWS that prompt media types to drool all over Intern Joe's shoes when they're trying to get to McCain to tell him how much they love him.

What's to be done about this? Well, nothing apparently. The FEC Commission doesn't have a quorum because of vacancies. But McCain not only has run roughshod over campaign finance laws, he's also completely insane.

I'm sure the media will be all over this.

Oh wait. That would require doing some research.


JollyRoger said...

McCavein has never hesitated to grub money from people or institutions that he also eschews as corrupt. That's one of the BIG advantages of being completely off your frigging rocker; you can do whatever you want and not remember doing it.

john horse said...

How Insane,
You have a great site. Thanks for visiting mine.

I read recently that the constant repetition of the truth can be just as influential as the constant repetition of a lie.

As Bob marley once wrote:

So if you are the big tree
We are the small axe
Ready to cut you down (well sharp)
To cut you down

Keep on chopping my friend.

john horse said...

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Larry said...

McCain just can't wait to continue his Keating 5 days again.