Friday, March 22, 2002

As if things weren't bad enough with the passage of the flagrantly unconstitutional campaign finance bill, now Ken Starr is going to lead the fight against it. I'm trying to think of a way to make supporters of free speech look worse and more suspect, but I'm having a rather difficult time. I assume the Right Wing Plutocrats Alliance will be filing an amicus brief as well. Not only is Starr generally unpopular, he's just the kind of person suspicious lefties expect to be up to his bald spot in all kinds of backroom political machinations. He probably drinks out of an Enron coffee mug. Especially among people who think the majority of political spending is by chemical manufacturers who want the legal right to test industrial toxins on third world children, this is a poor PR choice. Yes, Starr is a very talented attorney and former judge. He's committed and persistent, as any woman who ever owned a blue Gap cocktail dress can testify. But Ken Starr? It would be like Bill Clinton appointing Louis Farrakhan to the President's Commission on Civil Rights.

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