At Last, Harold Simmons Gets His Money's Worth From Ayers Ads
Took a while, but Harold Simmons finally got the nasty bang for the $2.9 million bucks he spent on those ads linking Barack Obama to William Ayers. Isn't that right, Governor Palin? You betcha. And, as evidenced by The Daily Show only last night, former KXAS-Channel 5 weekend anchor-turned-FOX talking head Gretchen Carlson can't stop talking about it either.
Which may be why, two months after the Obama campaign sent the Department of Justice a letter demanding a criminal investigation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan watchdog group called Democracy 21 has gone to the Federal Election Commission and the Internal Revenue Service calling for, like, another investigation into the American Issues Project. Which, notes The Wall Street Journal, ain't gonna amount to squat: "Such complaints can take years to investigate, so action before the Nov. 4 election is unlikely." --Robert Wilonsky
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