[ExI] public funding of election PR

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Tue Jun 30 02:41:36 UTC 2009

At 05:52 PM 6/29/2009 -0700, spike wrote:

> > >Illegal contributions can still be funneled thru citizens  that need not
> > >even know they donated to a candidate.  Millions of dollars went to
> > >Hillary Clinton this way, and they didn't even make any
> > >dramatic effort to hide it.
> > References, please.

Interesting! Traditional US ward politics, sounds like.

<He has never before supported a U.S. politician and, not yet a 
citizen, he is barred from voting. But when Fujianese community 
leaders asked him to donate to Clinton, he said, he eagerly 
contributed $1,000. Immigrants who have permanent resident status can 
legally make campaign contributions.

Coming up with the money was hard, Lin acknowledged, adding: "The 
restaurant is really small." >

Using the names of the vanished or dead is also traditional, but more 

It's lucky the other guys never get up to this sort of trick.

Damien Broderick

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