The Countertop Chronicles

"Run by a gun zealot who's too blinded by the NRA" - Sam Penney of

Tuesday, March 08, 2005


It's screaming hypocrisy, isn't it?' said Roy Schotland, a professor at the Georgetown University Law Center and a critic of Mr. McCain's campaign finance legislation. 'What he's doing is what he and his side are always screaming about, violating at least the spirit of the campaign finance laws.

Yes, it is.

And for what its worth, as embarrased as I am to admit it, I was a member of John McCain's primary campaign organization. Fame has clearly gone to his head.
Mr. McCain, the institute's most prominent spokesman, defended the large donations as a necessary part of advocacy work, and drew a distinction between the progressive agenda of the Reform Institute and political efforts to which campaign finance laws apply. The institute is different, he said, "because it is nonpartisan and issue-oriented."
Well, I guess the NRA should get a pass too then, shouldn't it?


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