Originally created 08/02/97

Predicts new tune for fund raisers

Some would argue that there is no difference between the Republicans and Democrats in campaign finance abuse. Nothing could be further from the truth. For example, the Republicans got their foreign money from Hong Kong, the Democrats from Indonesia. The Republicans got theirs through a friend of Rep. Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., the Democrats from a friend of President Bill Clinton. The Republicans laundered theirs through Miami, the Democrats through Little Rock. The Republicans kept theirs, the Democrats gave theirs back.

By the way, both were re-elected. With that track record, I predict that the campaign song of all fund raisers in 1998 will be "Ship me somewhere East of Suez, where the best is like the worst. ..." and their slogan will be "It's the global economy, stupid!"

Tom Zwemer, Augusta


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