In case you missed it, here’s that silver tongue of Capitol Hill, DeKalb County Democrat Hank Johnson, arguing for the passage of campaign-finance restrictions on the grounds that it will keep Republicans from getting elected:
That’s right: Let’s pass laws with the expressed intent of hurting one political party over another one.
But even that argument is completely specious. Just note the irony of the corporate examples Johnson used: BP, whose employees have given more money to Barack Obama than any other politician over the past 20 years, and Goldman Sachs, whose PACs and employees gave Obama nearly $1 million in 2008, compared to about $230,000 for John McCain.
I could of course go on, but it hardly seems sporting.
How much longer before DeKalb residents start wondering whether Vernon Jones — or, heaven forbid, one of those evil Republicans — really could be any worse than Hank “capsize” Johnson?