I’m not surprised at all. I’m not exactly certain if a call like this is illegal or an ethical issue, but last night, Big Government posted a voicemail to a reported lobbyist left by Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) looking for a donation. Another symptom of the disease that leaves a bad taste in your mouth does it not?
I am posting this one because it drove a bit of the conversation I had yesterday with Kathryn Jean Lopez from National Review. While arguing Citizens United as Solicitor General, Kagen tried to defend McCain Feingold and it’s limitations on the corporate purchase of political advertising within 30 days of an election. She did not do well.
From Real Clear Politics: “Rahm Emanuel is son of the devil’s spawn, Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) said. “He is an individual who would sell his mother to get a vote. He would strap his children to the front end of a steam locomotive.”
… so here it is. I’m off in a cubical somewhere trying to determine why a Web server won’t behave and my cell phone starts buzzing, and buzzing, and buzzing. I see tons of e-mails with keywords like rant, go Jim, and YES! – Here is the audio …
I’m not a big fan of “man on the street” interviews. I guess if programs do them live, you can have some fun with it. They certainly are not scientific, and for the taped interviews, you know that they are only going to play the stupid people for laughs.