Thursday, January 26, 2006

Money For Nothing

This story about Rep. Ray LaHood distancing himself from lobbyists brought out the cynic in me once again.

It’s easy (or easier) for LaHood to do this since he has a very secure seat. Has he ever had a serious challenge? It seems to me he’s run pretty much unopposed. Politicians with little to no opposition need little to no money to campaign with.

I know, politicians shouldn’t be gobbling up money just to be able to buy more media time. But they do. And when you don’t have to have the money to win, it’s easier to bite the hand that feeds you.

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