Thursday, September 06, 2007

Nickname needed

As Kady O'Malley points out, the Conservatives 2006 campaign money laundering scheme doesn't yet have a catchy nickname, with which to capture national attention and invoke public ire.

So bring it on. What should we call this thing? Post your suggestions in the comments, or e-mail me and I'll summarize the best suggestions in a later post.

Only one rule: no name containing the suffix 'gate' will be considered. Anyone submitting suggestions of something-gate will be required to give up their blog and get a job working for a mainstream media outlet.


Anonymous said...

Elect-CON Scam,?Although I do like gate!

Anonymous said...

How about "A good idea. Why didn't we think of that?"

Anonymous said...

The tag line at the end of the commercials should have read, "This ad paid for with clean, freshly laundered money."

Anonymous said...

How was this money "laundered"?

It came from Conservative donors and was spent by the Conservative party.

The only issue is that did the Federal campaign exceed the spending limit of their OWN money. Not pilfered from taxpayers.

Steve Marsh said...

From Wikipedia: "Money laundering, the metaphorical "cleaning of money" with regard to appearances in law, is the practice of engaging in specific financial transactions in order to conceal the identity, source, and/or destination of money".

The Conservatives had the money, raised legitimately from contributors, but it couldn't legally spend it the way it wanted to. So it 'cleaned' the money by transferring it to local campaign accounts and invoicing those same monies back.

Seems pretty clear to me.