Friday, March 10, 2006

If You Can't Beat 'Em, Sue 'Em

The California Democratic Party is apparently suing Everyone's Favorite Republican Senator for a very un-McCain fund-raiser for Gov. Schwarzenegger, scheduled for March 20. (Here's the invitation.)

The Orange County Register (via a reporter I once co-bylined with) reports: The complaint stems from a large donor fundraising event with Sen. McCain on behalf of Gov. Schwarzenegger scheduled for March 20, 2006 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, where platinum sponsorships go for $100,000.

The state party filed the complaint with the FEC this week alleging that John McCain violates his own federal campaign finance law that "restricts federal officeholders from taking part in such political fundraisers," according to the release.

Basically this combines two strong tenets of modern American culture: irony and litigation. I wonder if this thing will have legs...


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