Well, well, well, lookie ‘about right here at this. (It’s a pdf). It does appear that my own personal congressman, Republican Pete Olson, who is a wholly owned subsidiary of Phil Gramm, Inc., has got himself a “leadership PAC.”
A leadership PAC is not illegal. It should be, dammit, but it’s not. It’s set up far away from the congressvarmint’s home district – note this one is run out of Athens, Georgia, by a dude named Paul Kilgore. Neither Cap’n Pete nor Paul are terribly creative – they named the PAC, prepare yourself, “Freedom Matters.”
Really? It does? Heck, alert the media!
So, if you’re against Cap’n. Pete raising money from the corporate criminal UBS – where his mentor Phil Gramm gnawed on greed until it screamed for mercy – and hiding that money from the folks back home, then you don’t think freedom matters, which of course makes you a bad person and Pete a good one because Pete cares about freedom. Even if it is the freedom to feast on corporate kickbacks.
Now if he had named it Honesty Matters, then we could file a slander suit in honesty’s behalf.
Y’all, if Cap’n Pete comes driving into Texas in a big ole bus painted with Freedom Matters on the side, I swear by all that is holy in my life that I will climb on top and take a leak. You cannot arrest an old woman in Texas for having a urinary accident on top of a bus. It’s the law. I checked.
Thanks to Alfredo over at the Dairy Queen for the heads up.