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Thursday, September 20, 2007

I should have known when the byline was John Solomon
Posted by Jill | 5:43 AM
At first I thought that an article with the teaser line "Pasts Cloud Hopefuls' 'Bundlers" might actually be a balanced piece showing that Norman Hsu isn't the only controversial campaign donation bungler among the 2008 hopefuls. But the name "John Solomon" should have tipped me off.

Oh, there's passing mention of Alan Fabian, a bundler for Mitt Romney who was charged just last month in a 23-count indictment "alleging mail fraud, money laundering, bankruptcy fraud, perjury and obstruction of justice". But mostly it's about bundlers for Hillary Clinton and John Edwards (which shows you which of the candidates the hackocracy fears most -- Clinton because of her seemingly insurmountable campaign numbers and Edwards because of his obvious contempt for the punditocracy and advocacy for the middle class and the poor. And it of course drags out Useful Democratic Idiot™ Lanny Davis in an attempt to lend the whole hatchet job a thin veneer of credibility.

Missing is any mention of Ocean County Republican Chairman George Gilmore, a 2000 and 2004 Bush "Pioneer" who bundled more than $100,000 for George W. Bush in each of those election years. Gilmore is now a bundler for Saint Rudy of 9/11, but he seems to believe, like the late Leona Helmsley, that only the little people pay taxes.

Of course it doesn't matter that the entire system is rotten, what matters is that the Washington Post makes sure to taint Democrats -- and Democrats only -- in its quest to maintain the status quo in Washington. After all, the paper has worked very hard on its knees in front of George W. Bush for the last six years and doesn't want to lose the access it's gained as a result.


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