Foster "Aspirin Between Their Knees" Friess---$105,000 to Tom "Just Close Their Eyes" Corbett
Securities & Investment CORBETT, TOM & CAWLEY, JIM JACKSON, WY $100,000 Unknown
Securities & Investment CORBETT, TOM & CAWLEY, JIM JACKSON, WY $5,000 01/29/2010
Follow the money, indeed.
We can thank Citizens United for the fact that we have idiots like Tom Corbett and Bob McDonnell running our states. An extra-special thank you goes to Justices Roberts, Alito, Scalia, Thomas, and Kennedy.
"This election cycle, Friess -- who infamously "joked" that women should stick aspirin between their knees as a contraceptive -- has given $1 million to the Santorum-supporting Red White And Blue Fund, a super PAC."
"In Pennsylvania, where Friess also gave Gov. Tom Corbett (R) $100,000, state Rep. Babette Josephs (D-Philadelphia) said such free-flowing campaign cash is bound to create a scandal, or at the very least alienate voters. Think of Friesss shudder-worthy comments about contraception, Josephs said -- comments that inevitably became associated with the candidate and former Sen. Santorum (R-Pa.) himself."
"If I were a Republican operative right now, I would be looking for places to reverse Citizens United, because what a mess, Josephs said. Be careful what you wish for, because it might come true."
"Pennsylvania, like 11 other states, has no limit at all on what an individual may contribute to a candidate's campaign. Corbett's history of accepting massive lumps of money from oil and gas companies there has opened him up to heavy criticism as the state debates how much to tax natural gas drilling. Corbett's office has defended a plan to charge hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, companies only a nominal fee on the grounds that he was was elected under the premise that we do not tax ourselves to prosperity.
"Friess also gave Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) $17,000, and paid for South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) to fly out to the Texas ranch of another wealthy, well-connected tycoon, T. Boone Pickens. Haley and her husband spent a weekend with Friess and McDonnell. Haley's office did not return a request for comment on the meeting."
"The fact that individuals can throw around huge sums in local races is "outrageous" and "needs to be stopped," Josephs said. She is sponsoring a bill in Pennsylvania to put limits on campaign giving there."
"There is no reason in the world why somebody who happens so be rich should be able to snuff the voices of the rest of us."
Tell him to hold a few tablets between his teeth to avoid saying anything else stupid.
Although on second thought, let him keep talking. He's like Ricky Man-on-Dog, they just can't help themselves when they have the public's attention. They are genetically predisposed to say stupid shit.
That would be perfect! We could also send Corbett blindfolds--that way he won't have to "close his eyes" when he gets his next $100,00 from Friess!