Monday, February 20, 2012

Dancing with the devil

President Obama recently decided to embrace so-called "super PACs" for his reelection campaign. This despite his prior position that such groups should be outlawed, on the argument that—as Justice Ginsburg recently implied—they "give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption."

Given this, I think at least one of three things must be true:

1) President Obama is corrupt;
2) President Obama is apparently corrupt; or
3) President Obama doesn't really believe that this kind of money gives rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption.

Which do you think it is, Mr. Gillette?

My own guess is number three. But at least one prominent campaign-finance reformer has lambasted Obama for "dancing with the devil" by employing this "corrupting tactic": Russ Feingold.


  1. 4) this kind of money is part of the game, and Obama is just playing by the same rules as everyone else.

    sean s.

  2. (5) Orange is my favorite color.

    Doesn't change the fact that one of the first three has to be true.

  3. If orange is your favorite color, your argument is invalid.

  4. That I admitted my favorite color is orange proves that I will never lie to you, anonymous.


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