Thursday, February 21, 2008

Gamekeeper turned poacher

One topic in Straight Talking MaverickTM John McCain's news conference this morning besides the links to lobbyists was his apparent dodge around the public campaign finance law, in which he gave himself a "heads I win, tails the public loses" method of financing his primary campaign. The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is saying that the tails part of that strategy locked him into the public financing system even if the coin showed heads.

As part of his proof that the FEC was wrong, McCain cited the fact that a former FEC official helped him design the strategy. Which is just one example of what appears to be a general philosophy that "good people" like him by definition can't do anything wrong. Which sounds a lot like George Bush.

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