August 11, 2005

"Defoxing the Chicken Coop"

The New York Times offers this editorial, which begins: 'President Bush has a rare opportunity to fight the greed-driven abuses of national politics by naming dedicated professionals to the four open slots on the Federal Election Commission, a supposed watchdog that serves more as a lapdog of party bosses addicted to big-money power brokering. A bipartisan conspiracy of sorts is already being tried by Congressional leaders, who are proposing that President Bush name the same sort of party retainers who reduced commission regulation to a mockery in recent years. But a cleanup movement, led by Senator John McCain, the Arizona Republican, suggests filling the commission with independent members dedicated to defending the interests of voters." Bob Bauer responds.

Posted by Rick Hasen at August 11, 2005 09:11 AM