Thursday, June 5, 2008

Kind of, but not quite.

DNC bans lobbyist money - Yahoo! News

That is one heck of a title for a news story, but it isn't quite true. I'm not really going to debate campaign fundraising, and how much and who it should come from, but this seems like they are really going to limit money from federal (only) lobbyists and PACs completely.

My favorite part though:

Obama's ban on lobbyists money is not ironclad. He does accept money
from lobbyists who do not do business with the federal government and
he also accepts money from spouses and family members of lobbyists.

Because the wife of a lobbyist is soooo much different from the lobbyist himself. That is a loophole I could pilot a Star Destroyer through. Plus, these new policies that Obama wants to institute only applis to the DNC, not any other fundraising group for the party. Which the article indicates is "the least successful fundraising operation the Democratic Party." As far as I am concernced it is a whole lot of nothing.

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