Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
The Honest Politician
“I don’t care about you unless you’re a donor or a lobbyist who can write a big fat cheque,” says Gil Fulbright, candidate in the upcoming US Senate election for Kentucky on November 4th.
“For the right price, I’ll support any message,” says Fulbright.
According to the campaign fund-raising site, the Kentucky Senate election will cost $100 million, the most expensive Senatorial election in US history, with three quarters of the money coming from outside Kentucky donated by special interest groups.
“Financial institutions donated over $1.6 billion to politicians over the last election cycle and, as your Senator, I’m going to take that money and give them unfair advantages over people like you,” says Fulbright.
The Indiegogo crowd-funding site asked for $20,000 in campaign donations for Fulbright and has already got $103,484 – including $20 of my hard-earned.
‘Money has completely corrupted the political system,’ says the site, ‘help fix America’s corrupt political system.’
Good Luck Honest Gil Fulbright – the politician who will never lie.