A Duck or a Dog?
Emotions ran high yesterday during debate in the Alabama Senate over a campaign finance bill. Sen. Ben Brooks said he smells a rat (or was ...
Emotions ran high yesterday during debate in the Alabama Senate over a campaign finance bill. Sen. Ben Brooks said he smells a rat (or was it a dog?):
Senator Brooks: "So will we get to that point, will we get to a point where we can have a vote on the bill and have some bipartisanship here and do some real campaign finance reform? I don't know. The reality is once this bill passes with the very big majority in the Senate, the big majority in the House, if this bill gets to the governor, it's over. Certain political leaders will run around the state and say, 'Hey we did campaign finance reform and banned PAC-to-PAC transfers.' "
"But it's all political gamesmanship, because in reality it never happened. It's calling a duck a dog and everybody knows it...How do you know when you see a duck? If it quacks and it waddles what is it? It's a duck. Here they call that duck a dog. This bill is called a ban on PAC-to-PAC transfers, but in reality it is creating a new PAC of the new millennium called the legislative caucus..."
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