Thursday, April 08, 2004

Golly, it's George Soros' Flying Monkeys!

Best of the Web:
Moving On Up
John Kerry's campaign has hired Zack Exley, now director of special operations for the far-left MoveOn Political Action Committee, to run his online operations, CNN reports. The MoveOn PAC is an offshoot of, known for its shrill attacks on President Bush, as well as its harassment campaigns against its critics.
And also taking a lot of George Soros' unregulated campaign cash.
Writing for, The American Spectator's Shawn Macomber notes that Exley was the brains behind a 2000 campaign site called, "which mostly made unsubstantiated claims about the Republican presidential candidate's alleged cocaine use":

The site remains active to this day, hawking bumper stickers and T-shirts with tender patriotic devotions emblazoned on them, such as: "Imperialism. A Way of Life Worth Bombing For"; "Regime Change Starts At Home"; "Bush is a Punk Ass Chump"; and, oddly enough, for a site selling wares, "Capitalism: It's Great in Theory, It Just Didn't Work in Practice." . . .
A class act for sure. But you better be careful Zackster, Big George might not approve of the last one! I'm also sure that now that ole Zack has joined Kerry, he won't violate the campaign laws by doing any illegal "coordinating" with his old MoveOn pals will he? Wink, wink. Nudge, nudge.

And speaking of Georgie's Furry Friends, how about this press release?
In a letter sent today, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Whip Steny Hoyer, Representatives John Larson, Jan Schakowsky, and more than 120 other Democratic Members of Congress who support the Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act (BCRA) emphasized to the Federal Election Commission that the law as enacted does not impose the same restrictions on independent political organizations that it requires of federal elected officials and candidates. The Federal Election Commission is scheduled to meet next week to address the issue of independent political organization expenditures and is expected to issue a ruling in May.

The Members who voted for BCRA did so to prohibit federal elected officials and political parties from raising and controlling soft money -- activities that have a corrosive influence on federal policymakers. BCRA was not directed at political organizations or public advocacy groups that are not controlled by or do not coordinate their activities with political parties or officeholders.
Blah, blah, blah. They apparently had a lawyer write it for them so it reads like the white pages, but here's a translation:

George Soros and his pals are giving us big unregulated bucks for this election and you better not try to keep us from spending them!

See how easy that was! Gosh, no one would want to keep a wingnut billionaire from buying an election would they?