Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Guilty Pleas to illegally avoiding campaign finance laws
Campaign finance laws, like many similar laws (e.g. gun purchases) can be avoided by using straw men. This appears to be a rare case where folks got caught. The only reason these two got caught was because the campaign unwittingly reported who the real donors were. Anyone who thinks that campaing finance law can come anywhere close to making a real dent in political corruption by determined, smart individuals,is whistling in the dark. Of course, it's always fun for the public and politicians to pretend that it can be cleaned up. Most politicians really don't want it cleaned up. Let's waste our time and effort on make-believe solutions.