Monday, August 08, 2005

Buying a Senate seat or Mayor's chair

Here in NY we have the spectacle of a billionaire running for re-election and using his own fortune as his bankroll, just as he did for his first election. Across the river, in NJ, another very wealthy man, Jon Corzine, is dipping into his millions to purchase the governorship, evidently having become bored with being in the minority party in the US Senate. Isn't democracy noble and inspiring?