Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Par for the Course

No...this isn't about Phil Mickelson's failure at Riviera. This is about buying votes. It's legal but is it ethical?

The press reported on Tuesday that Sen. Hillary Clinton had scored a coup in the presidential race by winning the endorsement of a key black political leader in South Carolina, state Sen. Darrell Jackson.

Interesting word...coup.

Now it has come to light that just days earlier, Clinton’s campaign reached a deal to pay Jackson’s consulting firm $10,000 a month through the 2008 elections – a deal worth more than $200,000.

A better word comes to mind...bribe.

Apparently Jackson had also been in talks with Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign about endorsing him and entering into a consulting contract for more than $5,000, sources said – raising questions about whether Jackson’s endorsement was bought by a higher bidder, the New York Post reported.


Jackson claims it's not about the money...but he didn't turn it down did he? $200,000 is more than just pocket change.

Edwards, who had Jackson's support in 2004, also sought his support for 2008 as did Joe Biden but didn't meet Hillary's offer.

Former state Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootlian said buying endorsements is par for the course.

Now what word comes to mind?



At 6:24 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

After reading a story like this, I think I need a shower...

At 7:08 AM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

hiya AC..How low will they go?..Don't answer that!..Heaven help us if the Dhimmicrats win the election.

At 8:15 AM, Blogger Freedomnow said...

Are you sure that the bidding is closed yet? Soros hasnt even dished out his proposal.

At 8:36 AM, Blogger American Crusader said...

Plenty of room to go even lower. Unfortunately though...both parties resort to these types of tactics.
We need serious campaign reform in this country.

At 1:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the Dems win the election, just look at it this way: we're in for a laugh.

AC - what is the significance of that symbol as your avatar? I have been wondering for years what that necklace amulet meant. I found a necklace with that charm on it and don't know what it signifies.

At 1:36 PM, Blogger beakerkin said...

Consultants live in a world beyond ethics that apply to you and I.


At 6:33 PM, Blogger Lloyd Irving Bradbury said...

Who will buy the office will be elected

At 7:14 AM, Blogger Gayle said...

It is indeed a bribe, AC. I thought that was illegal, but what do I know? If it isn't it certainly should be.

Regarding Steve's question about your avitar, I'm curious too. :)

At 7:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Unfortunately though...both parties resort to these types of tactics.'

Good to show your impartiality AC in this regards.
Though Hillary I suppose will do anything to get elected, so as you have said, sounds like... Democrats!

I believe AC's avatar is the symbol the Christain Crusades (a red cross)

At 5:35 PM, Blogger Freedomnow said...

Ducky, how bitter is the contest between the Republican front runners McCain and Guiliani?

If the election was held today we would have a new Republican president...


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