Sunday, October 26, 2008


Oh noes! Small donors are threatening the fabric of democracy!

Sen. Barack Obama's record-breaking $150 million fundraising performance in September has for the first time prompted questions about whether presidential candidates should be permitted to collect huge sums of money through faceless credit card transactions over the Internet.

Is there any right wing blogger horseshit the Washington Post won't beg to eat? Nope!
Concerns about anonymous donations seeping into the campaign began to surface last month, mainly on conservative blogs. Some bloggers described their own attempts to display the flaws in Obama's fundraising program, donating under such obviously phony names as Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein, and reported that the credit card transactions were permitted.

Of course, that those people were, you know, knowing breaking the law doesn't actually make it into the article. And it doesn't even occur to the reporter that there actually are probably some poor souls in the US named "Saddam Hussein."