Thursday, December 11, 2008

How Much Does it Cost to Buy a US Senate Seat?

About $1 MILLION buckaroonies.

From the Guardian...
Describing the offer in an October 31 conversation recorded by the FBI, Blagojevich said: "We were approached 'pay to play'. That you know, he'd raise me 500 grand. An emissary came. Then the other guy would raise a million, if I made him [Senate Candidate 5] a senator."

Senate Candidate number 5 is none other than Jesse Jackson, Jr. I quoth...
which yesterday widened beyond the figure of Blagojevich to Jesse Jackson Jr, a son of the civil rights leader, who wanted the president-elect's old Senate seat.

A lawyer for Jackson, a congressman and ally of Obama, acknowledged that he was the man identified as Senate Candidate 5 in the FBI wiretaps. Senate Candidate 5 is the only one of the contenders for Obama's seat alleged to have acted improperly, news reports said yesterday.

So the family who purports to stand for the little guy, tearing down discrimination, and raising the plight of the poor, can afford 1 million dollars just to buy a Senate seat. That's perfectly emblematic of liberal politics.

Have we heard one word about the "culture of corruption" in liberal politics? Not from Big Media.

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