Friday, August 27, 2004

Bush Rangers fund 527s.

So, George Bush opposes 527s, does he? Then why did he take at least $400,000 from two founders of Progress For America, a conservative 527?

Among the backers of Progress For America are Spanos, owner of the San Diego Chargers football team, and Dawn Arnall, wife of the chairman of Ameriquest Capital Corp., a mortgage-financing company. Each has donated $5 million in personal funds. Both rank among the president's top donors and have been granted "Ranger" status by raising at least $200,000 for Bush's campaign.

If Bush really opposes 527s, why not show his disapproval by returning these contributions from the shadowy folks who fund them?