Thursday, February 28, 2008

Nepotism in Camelot

Kentucky Democrats have their panties in a wad over the fact that Sen. Jim Bunning paid his daughter a paltry annual salary from his campaign account to take care of his financial reports. They think this is terrible.

We take this opportunity to remind them that Democrat icon and martyred hero John F. Kennedy chose his brother, Robert F. Kennedy, to be the attorney general of the United States.

What's more egregious: A senator hiring his daughter with private funds to do a decidedly non-glamorous task at a very pedestrian salary, or a president picking his brother for one of the top-level posts in the federal government?

Phrase it that way, and we'd be willing to bet the Democrats would say the latter. But add the correct party labels to the examples, and the Democrat critics of Bunning will change their minds faster than Jody Richards changes committee assignments after a vote goes sour.


At 4:15 PM, February 28, 2008, Blogger Jake said...

It's Democratic-- since, you know, you're so keen on being proper and all.

And like two Democrats are up in arms. Probably orange-haired Jody and Jennifer Moore, who tried to get her base in a tizzy.

Maybe it'd help your case if you mentioned that some of us think it's ludicrous to attack Bunning for something so silly?


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