The ultimate Repuglican fantasy: Maryland firm runs for office.

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    Mar 13, 2010 3:56 AM GMT
    "Until now, corporate interests had to rely on campaign contributions and influence-peddling to achieve their goals in Washington," the candidate, who was unavailable for an interview, said in a statement. "But thanks to an enlightened Supreme Court, now we [the Maryland firm] can eliminate the middle-man and run for office ourselves."

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/12/AR2010031204127.html?hpid=topnews
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    Mar 13, 2010 4:14 AM GMT
    Well, the idea has merit even though it doesn't hold up in practice. However......

    "The president and CEO of Toyota Motors, Mr. Toyoda, has directed the president of Toyota-US to place Toyota on the ballot so that Toyota can remove the heat of the spotlight being shown on them. We meet the age requirement".

    Hmmm......icon_confused.gif
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    Mar 13, 2010 6:50 AM GMT
    Caslon13000 said"Until now, corporate interests had to rely on campaign contributions and influence-peddling to achieve their goals in Washington," the candidate, who was unavailable for an interview, said in a statement. "But thanks to an enlightened Supreme Court, now we [the Maryland firm] can eliminate the middle-man and run for office ourselves."

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/12/AR2010031204127.html?hpid=topnews



    Er, have a read of this: "Enhancing democracy by banning free speech" -
    http://reason.com/archives/2010/03/11/enhancing-democracy-by-banning

    " It turns out that [in states where] corporate expenditures are allowed, corporations a) don't do much or b) don't get much for what they do."

    Also this - 3 Reasons Not to Sweat The Citizens United Decision:

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    Mar 13, 2010 6:52 AM GMT
    ErikTaurean saidWell, the idea has merit even though it doesn't hold up in practice. However......

    "The president and CEO of Toyota Motors, Mr. Toyoda, has directed the president of Toyota-US to place Toyota on the ballot so that Toyota can remove the heat of the spotlight being shown on them. We meet the age requirement".

    Hmmm......icon_confused.gif


    "How Real are the Defects in Toyota's Cars?"
    http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2010/03/how-real-are-the-defects-in-toyotas-cars/37448/

    "At any rate, when you look at these incidents all together, it's pretty clear why Toyota didn't investigate this "overwhelming evidence" of a problem: they look a lot like typical cases of driver error. I don't know that all of them are. But I do know that however advanced Toyota's electronics are, they're not yet clever enough to be able to pick on senior citizens."