Saturday, June 14, 2008

Court Deems Campaign Finance Rules Too Weak

WaPo reported One specific complaint, Simon said, was conduct that the FEC permitted so long as a presidential election was more than 120 days away or a congressional election was more than 90 days away. Under the FEC's rules, Simon said, "a candidate could sit down with a corporate executive, dictate the content of a political ad, decide when and where to run it, and how much to spend, and it would not be considered coordinated."
That is reasonable as long as the ad is run that far before the election.
.... "The FEC compiled an exhaustive record, went through thousands of broadcast commercials and carefully crafted these regulations based on the empirical record," Toner said. "The court is essentially substituting its own view."
Really. A court would do that? Only on a day that ends in a "y".


Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Light Bulb

A light bulb is supposed to represent an idea. Let's us see what sort of idea Congress had