The Corner

The DOJ is the new FEC

The Politico:

Sen. Barack Obama has launched an all-out effort to block a Republican billionaire’s efforts to tie him to domestic and foreign terrorists in a wave of negative television ads.

Obama’s campaign has written the Department of Justice demanding a criminal investigation of the “American Issues Project,” the vehicle through which Dallas investor Harold Simmons is financing the advertisements. The Obama campaign — and tens of thousands of supporters — also is pressuring television networks and affiliates to reject the ads. The effort has met with some success: CNN and Fox News are not airing the attacks.

So let me get this straight — the job of the Justice Department is not to go after unrepentant domestic terrorists such as Bill Ayers, but rather to police campaign ads about Bill Ayers. Real smooth way to handle this, Obama. Doesn’t look at all overly defensive or like your campaign is losing control of their bowels over this, nosiree.   

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