Here comes the pain, again

News sources report donation issues again for Sen. Clinton.  It seems (again) that a republical billionaire donated a lump of money (about 17k) to her campaign after earmarks for the Woodstock museum went through. 

Actually theres nothing special about this, it happens all the time with earmarks.  And that should be the real story in this campaign, whether its for President or any office.   Its business as usual.  Emphasis on BUSINESS.

Here in Washington state, earmarks for  a very small boat making company added up to about 17 mill.  They made a boat for the navy.  Big deal.  Well it is, the Navy never asked for the boat, didn’t want it, and gave it away to the UW, who has it parked and isn’t using it.  Why did this company get these earmarks to build an unwanted, unneeded white whale? 

“Blame it on Sen. Patty Murray and Congressmen Norm Dicks and Brian Baird. All three exercised their political muscle to slip language into a 2002 spending bill to force the Navy to buy the boat from Edmonds shipbuilder Guardian Marine International.”  By David Heath and Hal Bernton Seattle Times staff reporters 

Give me a break.  Use your money not mine to pay back your debts to contributers, not mine.  Thieves, one and all, I don’t care what party they are affiliated with, though I suspect it is the “For my Friends” political party.

(Theres only one politician in washington running for the office of president who the lobbyists don’t bother knocking on his door.)

Heres the article:  http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=favorfactory14m&date=20071014&query=earmark

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