Wednesday, April 02, 2008

McPhony - campaign law violation

The only way John McCain can have so much "credibility" with the media is if they have conspired to give him a pass on damn near everything.

I am proud to say I was one of the signatories on the petition urging the FEC to do something about his breaking the campaign laws.

As Jane Hamsher says at Firedoglake:
This morning at a McCain event in Alexandria, McCain was introduced as a "hero" because of his work in campaign finance reform. Right. The guy who helped to write the law now doesn't want to obey it, just because there's nobody around to enforce it (thank you George W. Bush for gutting the FEC). The McCain campaign's defense is "Obama did the same thing," but that's a crock. John McCain applied for public financing. Obama never did. John McCain was accepted into the public financing system. Obama never was. The chairman of the FEC, David Mason, says McCain is therefore still in the system and bound by its limitations, but McCain is just ignoring him.

It goes to McCain's character. He believes the law is for someone else, not for him. He's chiding Obama for not agreeing to public financing, even as he's 4 million dollars over the $54 million spending cap imposed by the public financing system.

For Thee But Not For Me. The John McCain story.
If you feel like joining in, click here.
--the BB


Jane R said...

Way to wake us up by making us good and angry first thing in the morning, BB.

Okay, I'll sign :-)

Morning Prayer before signing or after?

Thanks for keeping us posted and being a model of persistence. Staying in the struggle requires fortitude and all those little steps of every day. (And COMMUNITY.)

FranIAm said...

Fascinating- that Pastor who visited Iraq lived in Nyack at the time of his 2003 visit. Which is interesting because Nyack is a small, hipsterish, progressive community by and large and I have not heard of it or him until now.