Saturday, February 23, 2008

McCain and the Law

The Straight Talk Express will be in violation of Campaign Finance Laws that McCain voted for, if he spends any more money between now and the Republican Convention. These laws carry penalties of up to five years in prison. It's complicated but I'll try to give you a short version of what is so screwed up about McCain and his money problems.

McCain opted to have you and I pay for his presidential Primary campaign. He took our money...And spent every last dime he was allowed to. He ran out of money five months before he was supposed to, and now he wants to write home for more. This is not unusual in the world of Money Management by Conservatives, as indicated by the current state of the National Checkbook, in which Republicans, having control of the Presidency, the House, the Senate, and the Supreme Court, borrowed and spent more money than all other Presidents in US history combined. John McCain wants to continue that tradition and hopes to makeover the American fiscal image into something resembling Uganda's.

Anyway...McCain spent the money we gave him and wants more. he told the FEC that he was opting out of Public Financing and they said, "Ummm, no." You can't opt out. It's part of the deal. Now the FEC can LET you out if you ask nice, but there's a problem with that. There are 6 positions on the Federal Election Commission, it takes four to make a quorum and there are only 2 positions currently filled. The reason for that has to do with one of the nominees who is an absolute scumbag whom Democrats refuse to consider. Rather than back off, G. W. Bush is stonewalling and the confirmations are stuck. McCain is stuck. It appears that he will now purposefully violate Federal Election Law.

Good Man, that McCain.




  1. Anonymous10:12 PM

    Well, since he should have gone to jail over the Lincoln S&L scandal, I think it would be more than fitting that he do some time for something. Anything.

    Trouble is, with every revealed instance of moral turpitude, the more the Republican species rallies around him.
    The filthier the candidate, the more the GOP loves him.
    That's the kind of beings they are.

  2. Maybe we ought to pool our "tax relief" checks and help him out....