Saturday, November 15, 2008

Triumphalism Interrupted

Obama campaign to Fish Griwkowsky: thanks a lot, jackass

With the 2000 and 2004 US Presidential elections having proven to be the crooked clusterfucks that they really were, it should be unsurprising that many observers -- both American and otherwise -- would be looking for a way to cast the results of the 2008 election in doubt.

In particular, those who supported John McCain. McCain had noted that people didn't know who was financially supporting Obama after Barack Obama's record-breaking fund raising haul.

CBS looked into Obama's fund raising, and revealed the gaping holes in the reporting of campaign donors, seemingly revealing the worthiness of McCain's concerns.

Then, enter Fish Griwkowsky, who has essentially all but confirmed them:

"I can safely say that there are people up in Canada who donated small amounts of money to Obama’s campaign. Good-looking folks who, instead of putting — say, er — my address, used a fake one in the States."
Which, of course, would actually make Griwkowski's donation to Obama illegal, not being an American citizen and all. Not to mention extremely unethical.

After all, if American Republicans were caught donating money to a Conservative party campaign, Canadian left-wingers would be outraged at the interference in Canadian political affairs -- and rightfully so.

But when they themselves interfere in another country's politics, in favour of a candidate they support?

Well, one just assumes it's yet another case of "it's OK when we do it."

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