John McCain's Corrupt Friends - PA Edition
by bluenc, Fri Mar 03, 2006 at 05:37:44 AM EST
Well, gosh, I almost teared up watching McCain drool all over Rick Santorum. Seems McCain thinks that Senator Man-on-Dog is a "good and decent person" who "represents family values."
Well, I know my family has always valued our sham charity. Yes, it would appear that Mr. GOP Ethics is using a fake charity to funnel money to his political operation. And the more we learn, the dirtier this story gets. A new development emerged today:
The largest known giver to a controversial charity founded by U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum made its $25,000 donation as the senator was working to win as much as $8.5 million in federal aid for the donor's project in Delaware County.
In other words, Santorum set up his charity so that business interests could write unlimited checks to his campaign, then deduct them from their taxes. As McCain said, Santorum definitely represents "the next generation of leadership of the Republican Party." Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
John McCain isn't serious about reforming the political process. Like every other Republican in Congress, McCain wants to maintain the status quo. Rick Santorum is for sale, and he's ripping off American taxpayers. Instead of taking a principled stand, John McCain is playing politics. I, for one, am not surprised.
(cross posted at StopJohnMcCain2008)