Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Both Ends Against The Middle
This is not a huge story. But it really hit me:
The Politico's Ben Smith notes that Sen. Barack Obama's (D-IL) new national finance chair, Penny Pritzker, gave $2000 during the last presidential cycle to George W. Bush.

The Hotline: "In Pritzker's defense, it's smart for a billionaire executive of a major company to max out to the president's re-election campaign. And Pritzker endorsed John Kerry in '04. And almost every check she's written over the past few cycles have been sent to Democrats."
Dear Hotline,

I have to disagree with your logic. It pisses me to no end when people play both sides of the political game this way. It smacks of selfishness, lazy ethics, and immorality. Ms. Pritzkers behavior shows exactly where her priorities are: in shoring up her abilities to have influence over politicians. And regardless of how much wealth you have, this behavior is emblematic of what's wrong with American politics. And for Obama to choose this individual to be "national finance" chair puts Obama's motives into question.