Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Bribery? Boo!

Mok wonders why it's a big deal that Tom Delay's wife and daughter got half a million dollars from PACs that he controlled.

Let's remember that it's okay for a business to contribute to a politician's re-election fund. It's not okay for a business to bribe the politician. Giving money to the politician's family members is culpably close to bribery.

This scandal suggests that contributions to DeLay's PAC aren't just for the acceptable purpose of running a re-election campaign. They're a way of giving huge gifts to his family members. This is the kind of thing that corrupt politicians set up, and it's not okay.

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