Friday, January 22, 2010

What hath SCOTUS wrought?

There is such a thing as too-free speech. Especially when it comes to big business and politics.

With the U.S. Supreme Court allowing corporate America to throw its money behind candidates directly -- as in running campaign advertising -- elections won't become just another opportunity for electing the best Congress money can buy. Nooooooo, elections will become major branding opportunities, too.

We only have to go back to 1948 to see what that looks like. Then, when ABC radio personality Don McNeill was "running" for president, Swift saw it as just another opportunity for (ahem) bringing home the bacon.

We never learn, do we?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ah, heck...the post was about the Supreme Court? Here I thought you were giving some cyber-ink to my alma mater - John Scotus High School in Columbus, NE.