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Can you buy an office?

Money and politics… this section of an article in reason.com by Tim Cavanaugh is worth reading. Go to the site to finish it.
clipped from reason.com
After We Hose Meg Whitman‘s Remains Off the Sidewalk, Can We Admit that Money Does Not Buy Elections?
What happens if you spend $141 million and nothing comes of it?

Nothing, of course!

Before autumn officially began, Republican candidate for California governor Meg Whitman had
already broken
the personal-spending record for American political campaigns.
Whitman’s personal campaign contribution reached $109 million in September, American democracy staggered. When her total campaign spending topped $140 million earlier this month, the Washington Post‘s Karen Tumulty was unable to enjoy the state’s sunny climate due to the “gale force” of Whitman’s spending; Pulitzer-winning cartoonist Mark Fiore put his bowling-ball wit into a
fake attack ad
; and L.A. Times columnist Steve Lopez wrote something I didn’t actually read, but I’m sure it was full of spritely and righteous bemusement.
And yet Whitman is almost certainly going to lose on Tuesday.
blog it

And take a look at Linda McMahon in Connecticut. It doesn’t look like money is going to buy that one either.

And just to keep us on top of talking with Tea Baggers…

… we have this animation by Mark Fiore:

A Mark Fiore animation for a Friday Afternoon:

Learn to Speak Teabag:

Now you’re ready to join the right.