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Tuesday, August 31, 2004
By Steven L. Taylor

George Will is rightly continuing to criticize the current state of campaign finance “reform” and the way politicians seem to look at it:

But the political class wants them silenced — “outlawed,” Bush says — because it considers the political process its private property. And Bush, adopting the cringing posture so prevalent in today’s scramble to be seen as a victim, says, “I understand how Senator Kerry feels — I’ve been attacked by 527s too.” Oh, well, then.

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Few voters care about questions of political process. That is why the political class feels free to act with scandalous impunity, as in this Bush-Kerry collaboration to silence what the political class persistently calls “outside groups.” A question: Outside of what?

Indeed.

Hat tip: Robert Tagorda.

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2 Responses to “Will on 527s and the President’s Response”

  1. Rob M Says:

    BTW, McCain is blaming the FEC for all the wrongs in election financing. He is on FOX

  2. Jediflyer Says:

    A question: Outside of what?

    I never thought about it that way before.

    That observation makes the issue pretty clear.


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