Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Crap Artist

 Yup, they're selling like himself:

Federal Election Commission records show that the former Godfather's Pizza executive paid more than $64,000 of his presidential campaign funds to his motivational speaking company, T.H.E. New Voice Inc., for copies of his own books, and for lodging, airfare, and resources, Bloomberg News reports. Cain's third-quarter filing reported his campaign as having spent $4 million through Sept. 30.
Previous rulings by the FEC have allowed candidates to use their campaign funds to buy their own books, as long as the purchase is at market value and the money goes to charity rather than to personal profit. But Bill Allison, editorial director at the Washington, D.C.-based Sunlight Foundation, told Bloomberg that Cain's case should raise some eyebrows.
"All candidates publish books and they offer them as a premiums to donors, but most candidates aren't buying them from their own companies," Allison said. "It raises the question of his campaign contributions ending up in his own pocket."

Shady financing, money going from one pocket to another for personal benefit AND cheating the system to climb up the bestsellers' chart? Yup, that's our leading Republican candidate for you.
But, what is missing in Cain's bio? He seems to have skipped over his long tenure in the early 90's as a director at Aquila Energy, a midwest energy company that is still embroiled in an Enron like scandal that screwed it's employees out of tens of millions of dollars. The lawsuits have been consolidated into one massive class action suit (PDF HERE) that was initiated by the victims in 2004 and has yet to be resolved.
Why hasn't Cain been called into the spotlight to even comment on this part of his resume which seems to have been expunged from his bio? Read the story here. A blustering holy joe cheap ass scamming crap artist, is that what the Republican Party is trying to foist on America as it's newest product spokesperson?
but, as P.T. Barnum said........

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