Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Start 'Em Young

Campaign donors to the 2008 presidential elections are recorded to be as young as 2 years old.
Elrick Williams's toddler niece Carlyn may be one of the youngest contributors to this year's presidential campaign. The 2-year-old gave $2,300 to Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.).
Now there's a politically saavy kid!
I wonder what kind of job she holds or how she came about making the crucial decision to support Sen. Obama.

Maybe she's hoping he'll swing by and kiss her.
But that would be illegal - you know, giving campaign money in return for favors.

Egads... this kind of nonsense really has to stop.
I think you can drive a truck through this campaign finance loop hole, and really...why do we have campaign finance reform restrictions again?

By the way ... care to see who giving what to who in this campaign?
Check out Open Secrets


Henry Cate said...

I wonder, does Carlyn have a job?

Susan said...

"It's not difficult for a banker or a trial lawyer or a hedge fund manager to come up with $2,300, and they're often left wanting to do more," said Massie Ritsch, a spokesman for the Center for Responsive Politics. "That's when they look across the dinner table at their children and see an opportunity."

Oh, opportunity. Cash calves, I guess.

Asked about the Williams family giving, Obama spokesman Bill Burton said, "As a policy, we don't take donations from anyone under the age of 15." After being asked by The Post about the matter, he said the children's donations will be returned.
Right. That's what they all say, those reps of ours. Especially the Chicago ones....'we were unaware of these facts'.

Illinois just came out with an Open Book for financial disclosures. It helps, but it still hurts.