Saturday, May 31, 2008

Did Hillary get ripped off?

By her own campaign staff?
"There was financial mismanagement bordering on fraud. A candidate who raised more than a quarter of a billion dollars over the years had to pump in millions more of her own money to stave off bankruptcy."
This is why I say it always pays to be cynical about politics. If you get operatives into the kind of high-level positions where they can hire their friends, funnel campaign cash to their own consulting firms, negotiate contracts with outside contractors, and get their expense accounts OK'd without close scrutiny, it's like trying to fill up a leaky bucket. No matter how much the candidate raises, it's never enough, if you've got those kind of hot-dog consultants on your payroll.

From the beginning of the Hillary Clinton campaign, one thing was certain: Win, lose or draw, Mark Penn was going to walk away a very wealthy man.

A fool and her money . . .

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