Durst: Campaign Finance Reform
The Senate killed campaign finance reform again. This shocking news is on a par with Steve Howe getting busted and the discovery of beaches containing sand. Trent Lott, the new Senate Majority Leader, told his peers the legislation "is too important to address right at this point in the heat of the national election campaign," which is like saying "the wearing of a condom is too important to address because sex is imminent." The vote on whether to vote fell short by 6 votes even though it won 54 to 46. Don't ask. Its the Senate. Just know that we, the good guys, lost again.The bill would have placed spending limits on Senate races and required candidates to raise 60% of their funds from their own state, which obviously is extremely dangerous for the country in general, and the huge sector of incumbent Republican politicians in specific. When asked for a response, Ross Perot babbled on about "Well, just like I've been telling you all along; that's what you're going to get when you put the wolverines in charge of the little duckie nests," or some such shit. Seems to me, that campaign finance reform is a lot like a Jim Carrey movie. Looks a lot better in the previews.