Thursday, March 21, 2002

What They Really Think

The New York Times Editorial Page celebrates the passage of campaign finance reform legislation today (link requires regisatration). Following is an excerpt:

"Even as it stands, the measure that passed yesterday is not a panacea. Hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign donations will still make their way into the system."

God help us all. The horror of people contributing to political campaigns will continue. Some of these people will be really horrible people; car dealers in Arizona and beer distributors in Illinois and redneck restaurant owners in Idaho. Worse, their campaign contributions will flow to candidates who do not share the views of The New York Times Editorial Board. There can only be one solution: campaign finance reform "reform."