Squabbling millionaires for Bush
So much money and so much time -- to fight over a mailing list. The New York Times reports that the "conservative fund-raising powerhouse" Club for Growth is being torn apart by a dispute with former president Stephen Moore, who is accused of "stealing" the organization's member list to raise money for his newly founded Free Enterprise Fund.
Moore's co-founder Mallory Factor responded to accusations of theft in time-honored Republican tradition, i.e., accusing his detractors of supporting "big government":
For his part, Mr. Factor accused the club of betraying its free-market principles by turning to regulators to squelch a competitor. "This country was built on competition," he said. "The only people who get threatened by competition are the ones without new ideas," who, instead of building a better mousetrap, "have lawyers and the government shut down the other guy's mousetrap."Conservatives, deregulating mousetraps everywhere.