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McCain in California


I am often critical of John McCain’s positions on campaign-finance reform, as
readers may know. But he should get credit for campaigning for Simon in
California this last weekend. (I suspect it was due to implorings from
allies in the state, rather than any newfound empathy for the Republican
party or its interests). Davis’s fundraising conduct is shocking by anyone’s
standard. McCain’s presence in the state forces the press to talk about the
issue. (I don’t think it will tip the balance in the race, unfortunately.)

Here’s the LATimes story on the visit with the (probably unintentionally) hilarious statement from a Davis aide: “”No governor of California has done more to create transparency in California’s campaign finance system than Gray Davis”"

Oh, yeah, extortion is fine so long as you’re “transparent” about it.