August 21, 2004

At Least It's For a Good Cause*

Campaign spending tops $1 billion.

Spending by presidential and congressional candidates and the national party committees that support them already tops $1 billion for the 2004 election cycle, with more than two months of campaigning to go.

I'm sure y'all have seen that bumper sticker that says something to the effect of, "It'll be a perfect world when schools have all the money they need and the military needs to hold a bake sale to buy a new jet."

It'll be a better world when military personnel in war zones have all the body armor they need and politicians can only annoy me with their commercials once a week rather than every fifteen minutes.

* Sarcasm in that title.

Posted by Jennifer at August 21, 2004 05:37 AM


Hey, it's a good thing you guys got that campaign finance reform bill, isn't it?

Posted by: Pixy Misa at August 21, 2004 06:14 AM

Look at it this way; they are doing their part to help improve the economy.

Posted by: Pete at August 21, 2004 07:07 AM

I just love the way they lump together hundreds of separate items in order to make an impressive number so they can make a headline and pretend to have a story.

Posted by: Harvey at August 21, 2004 12:50 PM

Harvey - Yeah, that too :)

Posted by: Pixy Misa at August 21, 2004 01:34 PM

Harvey, they do compare the same spending in 2000.

Posted by: Jennifer at August 21, 2004 03:07 PM

Oh, so this is an OLD trick for slow news days :-)

Posted by: Harvey at August 22, 2004 12:21 PM