Friday, August 31, 2007

Why Bother?

Not that I really care, but I find this really silly. Fred Thomson announces that he's going to announce that he's running next Thursday. He'll be announcing his announcement on Leno the night before.
I'd like to announce that I'll be announcing that I would never vote for 'ol Fred next Friday.

Added: In the comments, Sweaterman explains:
Follow the math and the regulatory hopscotch:

* From the date of the formal announcement, Thompson has 15 days to declare his candidacy officially with the Federal Election Commission. Takes us to September 21, 2007.
* From that date, Thompson has 10 more days for his official campaign committee to register with the FEC. Takes us to October 1, 2007.
* And what's so special about October 1? It's the start of a new FEC reporting quarter.

By delaying the filing of his organizational papers until books have closed on the
third quarter of 2007, Thompson arguably will not have to file any disclosure reports with the FEC until January 31, 2008, after the Republican primaries/caucuses in WY, IA, NH, NV, FL and Lord knows who else at this point.

Typical GOP-type of maneuvering to skate the laws, but hey, nothing to see here....these aren't the droids you're looking for....move along....

I'll postpone announcing anymore announcements until I've consulted with Sweaterman.

2 comments:

FranIAm said...

I know someone who knows him professionally. They would not be pleased to see me write of it on my blog, despite the fact that the connection would not be made.

Anyway I will put it here- apparently he is not so smart. He needs to be prepped in a fashion that could make Bushboy look, if not smart, then at least not too stupid.

And a prima f-ing donna... No green m&m's and all that.

The wife- opportunistic as all get out. She wants the 1600 address. Bad.

Blech. Yet they still could win.

SweaterMan said...

AdamB at Kos has the real scoop, although it may have moved into the back pages by now...

Follow the math and the regulatory hopscotch:

* From the date of the formal announcement, Thompson has 15 days to declare his candidacy officially with the Federal Election Commission. Takes us to September 21, 2007.
* From that date, Thompson has 10 more days for his official campaign committee to register with the FEC. Takes us to October 1, 2007.
* And what's so special about October 1? It's the start of a new FEC reporting quarter.

By delaying the filing of his organizational papers until books have closed on the third quarter of 2007, Thompson arguably will not have to file any disclosure reports with the FEC until January 31, 2008, after the Republican primaries/caucuses in WY, IA, NH, NV, FL and Lord knows who else at this point.


Typical GOP-type of maneuvering to skate the laws, but hey, nothing to see here....these aren't the droids you're looking for....move along....