Congressional Chutzpah

One humorous definition of "chutzpah" is the example of the man who kills his parents and then begs the court for mercy because he’s an orphan.  Here’s another one from Congress, as reported in The Hill:

"Senate Democrats are considering placing curbs on soft-money 527 groups amid evidence that they are beginning to lose the political advantage these largely unregulated funds have given them over Republicans."

But later in the article…

“We’re going to be looking at a number of issues. The issue [Sen. Dianne Feinstein] is most focused on is high cost of TV advertising in federal campaigns,” [Feinstein spokesman Howard Gantman] said. “Sen. Feinstein believes the airwaves are public airwaves and there should be a way to get more information about candidates to the public.”

If only there were groups of people willing to voluntarily spend their own money to run TV advertising in federal campaigns, informing the public about candidates . . .

The Center for Competitive Politics is now the Institute for Free Speech.