Daily Archives: November 5, 2007

Fakes on a Plane

From the Washington Post:

Republican presidential candidate Fred D. Thompson has been crisscrossing the country since early this summer on a private jet lent to him by a businessman and close adviser who has a criminal record for drug dealing.

Thompson selected the businessman, Philip Martin, to raise seed money for his White House bid. Martin is one of four campaign co-chairmen and the head of a group called the “first day founders.” Campaign aides jokingly began to refer to Martin, who has been friends with Thompson since the early 1990s, as the head of “Thompson’s Airforce.”

Thompson’s frequent flights aboard Martin’s twin-engine Cessna 560 Citation have saved him more than $100,000, because until the law changed in September, campaign-finance rules allowed presidential candidates to reimburse private jet owners for just a fraction of the true cost of flights.

(emphasis mine)
Well, kids, if you are looking for seed money, is there a better place to go than a guy who sells pot? In addition, was there any way that Fred might have figured out that that is how Mr. Martin made his money?

Now, kids, before you start screaming about the hypocrisy of it all, consider this–what if Fred really was fully aware of Mr. Martin’s ummmmm….career path, but it figures in with his new campaign strategy to attract older voters?

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