February 16, 2007

IT'S SOUTH CAROLINA, JAKE:


SHOCKING 200G HILL DEAL
: KEY DIXIE POL BACKS HER - & GETS PAID (MAGGIE HABERMAN, February 15, 2007, NY Post)

Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign reached a deal to pay a key South Carolina black leader's consulting firm more than $200,000 just days before he agreed to endorse her run for president, it was revealed yesterday.

The arrangement involves South Carolina state Sen. Darrell Jackson, a well-connected African-American leader and pastor whose support is coveted by national campaigns. [...]

Jackson had also been in talks with Sen. Barack Obama's campaign about endorsing him and entering into a consulting contract for more than $5,000, sources said - raising questions about whether Jackson's endorsement was bought by a higher bidder.


Really? Who questions it?

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 16, 2007 6:50 AM
Comments

POLITICS, n.
A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.

From the always useful Devil's Dictionary.

Sometimes the masquerade isn't very adroit.

Posted by: Brandon at February 16, 2007 10:40 AM

Is this walkin' around money, or what?

Posted by: ratbert at February 16, 2007 10:58 AM

African chiefs selling their people--who would have thought it?

Posted by: Lou Gots at February 16, 2007 2:24 PM
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