9th September 00:58
Know any sleazy attorneys general? Send 'em to Bush. He's lookin' for campaign funds.
It was revealed last week that members of the Republican Attorneys
General Association (RAGA) - including Bill Pryor, one of George W.
Bush's judicial nominees, John Cornyn, U.S. senator from Texas, and
Jane Brady, the current attorney general of Delaware - have been
soliciting corporations for money.
"This is incredibly tawdry," said Charles Lewis, director of the
Center for Public Integrity.
"That famous statue of the lady of justice with the blindfold - this
kind of throws that out the window. There is an incredible mercenary
element to this that implies that policy is bought and sold and not
done... based on public interest and public need."
Where have you been, Charles?
What's even more interesting though, is that apparently the attorneys
general have been doing a spot of money laundering on the side.
It seems that funds raised by RAGA were delivered to the RNC, and then
disbursed to campaigns around the country (including campaigns by the
attorneys general) without any mention of the attorneys general who
made the solicitations.
And conveniently, RAGA does not file public financial disclosure
Can you smell the sleaze?
From the Democratic Underground