Senator Bennett, with all due respect, can you just turn the spotlight on
yourself? No one does "pay for play" better than you. All the recipient
institutions of the TARP proceeds were your benefactors and donors to your
campaign. Your sudden urgency to investigate is almost laughable to those of us
who have researched your donor list.
Hey Bennett, while you are at it can you investigate the Utah politicians that
demand 'pay-to-play' from PACs and special interest groups? Do the
feds have to legislate conflict of interest for state politicians because state
legislators are unable to control themselves?
If the feds legislate state politicans, then who watches the feds?In
addition to investigating the lawyers, why not also put a reasonable cap on the
$500+ per plate lunches and dinners run by politicians for their campaigns
(including Sen. Bennett himself). Is the food really that good?? That way,
someone besides the filthy rich might be able to attend and get some private
time with our representatives.
That's why the system is corrupt. At the fund raisers I've attended the seating
is arranged for the highest donors to be closest to the candidate. If you think
your two senior senators from Utah give a hangnail what you think and you aren't
filling their pockets with campaign donations, then you're seriously suffering
from delusions of some kind. Bennett was in the hip pocket of every financial
institution in the country. Why? Because he was a ranking Republican on the
Senate Banking Committee. He did their bidding, and distributed billions to his
benefactors. Oh, and by the way, Senator Bennett -- I seem to
remember another "investigation" you announced in disgust when your constituents
were herded into a tunnel on inauguration day. That was sure effective, since
we never heard another word about that one, just like this one will die a
natural death when the news cycle expires. It's all about working for the good
people of Utah? Phooey. Oh, and one more thing. My 87 year-old
father who has always voted for you and Hatch told me the other day, "I like
those guys, but they're just too old." Hee, hee.