Sunday, October 17, 2004

Ralph, Please! asks concerned citizens to send them donations, which will eventually be forwarded to Public Citizen, Ralph Nader's group devoted to "openness and democratic accountability in government."

The idea is Ralph gets the money if he drops out of the Presidential race. My, my, folks are getting creative.

Interviewed on NPR's Marketplace, Ralph wasn't happy: "I think it's disgraceful. It's a form of bribery. They should be ashamed of themselves and withdraw immediately."

I tend to agree with Ralph. Even if he wanted to accept the money, it would look like a bribe, so Ralph can only choose not to accept the money (unless he were freakin' insane). So the action by becomes no more than a political stunt.

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