Saturday, December 17, 2005

Bush-Style Quid Pro Quo

At first glimpse you might think it's a magnanimous gesture by the Preznut. Bush has picked four new nominees for the FEC and two are Democrats. Pleasant surprise? Nope, not at all. It's a bipartisan commission, so you should expect a couple of Democrats to be nominated. It's Preznut Bush doing the nominating, so you should also expect a crony to get a reward.

This is where the story gets interesting. You see, one of the Democrats just happens to be Viveca Novak's hubby, Robert D. Lenhard. I realize that some people in Washington wouldn't have jobs if they weren't handed out as rewards and um....bribes....I Oh hell, you know what I mean. Maybe Lenhard is deserving of the selection, but there is no way on God's green earth that this will ever look like anything more than a payoff to Novak for covering Rove's ass.

Jane Hamsher at FDL has more and the WaPo article is here.


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