Why is it that we are deliberate when considering what to buy, but not where to donate? A brochure shows up one day with a photo of a child who is in need of your help. Do you know where your money is really going?
Obama thundered he was the only candidate who didn't take a dime from Washington lobbyists. He hadn't taken a dime directly from them, but the favored few wealthy donors who don't have an L scribbled on their backside.
Like many decent people, Daschle got caught in a bad system that is so corrupted by money it hardly matters whether the money is from good people with good intentions or bad people with bad intentions.