Friday, November 14, 2003


Rep. Tom DeLay has set up a charity for the express purpose of skirting the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law. According to an article in today’s NY Times, DeLay created a “charity,” Celebrations for Children, Inc. in September with his daughter, Dani DeLay Derro and long-time adviser Craig Richardson and Republican fund-raiser Rob Jennings as the managers. They’re shaking down donors for up to $500,000 and planning a variety of events in New York timed to coincide with the Republican National Convention, and promising that at least 75% of the donation will go to abused and neglected children.

What an efficient idea. DeLay can get around the campaign finance laws, rake in a ton of cash, and exploit children at the same time.

Has it over occurred to him to actually pass legislation that would help abused and neglected children without holding a celebrity golf tournament and advancing your own political future? Nah…