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FarCenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-14-11 08:39 AM
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Why does the MSM pay attention to totally corrupt Iowa straw poll?
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Edited on Sun Aug-14-11 09:02 AM by FarCenter
From Iowa Poll Goes to Bachmann; Paul Is Second

It was hardly a perfect laboratory of democracy.

The right to cast a ballot cost $30. Most campaigns footed the bill, throwing in a lunch of barbecued pork, grilled hamburgers and ice cream as an enticement to spend part of the day in Ames. The campaigns poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into the political carnival, which is a fund-raiser for the Republican Party of Iowa.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/14/us/politics/14iowa.ht...

Bought votes. A throwback to the days when corrupt politicians bought lunch and booze for their voters.

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