Who Should Get The RNCC's Dirty Money?
I couldn't agree more. What are the Republicans thinking? My money 'til proven guilty? A little terror-cash won't corrupt us?
From the AP:
A New York man accused of trying to help terrorists in Afghanistan has donated some $15,000 to the House Republicans' campaign committee over three years.
Abdul Tawala Ibn Ali Alishtari pleaded not guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan to charges that include terrorism financing, material support of terrorism and money laundering.
From April 2002 until August 2004, the man also known as "Michael Mixon" gave donations ranging from $500 to $5,000 to the National Republican Congressional Committee, according to Federal Election Commission reports and two campaign donor tracking Web sites, http://www.politicalmoneyline.com and http://www.opensecrets.org.
Incredibly, the NRCC says it will donate the money to charity "if he's found guilty!"
Look, the standard for conviction is very different than the standard for taking money. I don't think the NRCC should keep the money of indicted terrorist suspects.
Hugh suggests the RNCC should donate the money to the Semper Fi Fund. A caller trumped that by suggesting a charity that supports the Israeli Defence Force. Ha!
Any better ideas? I like both of their ideas a lot, but wouldn't it be fun to use it for seed money into a film on the Crusades?