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| August 27, 2003

Huzzah! King George hath decreed that his loyal subjects need not have checked the $3 contribution box on tax forms that would support public financing of the upcoming primary. So spend your money on Valium, watch Fox News, and sleep, sweet commoners, because the King can do it without you. No, this is not from The Onion. The web site whitehouseforsale.org, a project of Public Citizen, asks and answers the question 'What has 1,166 legs and flies first-class?' with its detailed reporting on the special-interest contributions to Bush's 2004 re-election campaign. The site provides a juicy analysis of the record of favoritism, conflicts-of-interest, and influence peddling from the Bush campaign's so-called 'Rangers' and 'Pioneers' -- those who have neatly bundled $200,000 and $100,000, respectively, for the upcoming Republican primary. The site also offers extensive information on how campaign finance works, while exploring the question, 'How should it work?' Tour dates for the King and Queen, as well as Court Jester Cheney, are conveniently listed if you would like to attend. But beware, the average cover charge is $2,000.
-- Adam Overland

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