On Monday night, the recess appointments of three FEC Commissioners will expire, and they will become private citizens once more. Quite a bit has been said about the "shutting down" of the FEC (oh that it were really so – see my commentary here), but very little has been said about the three commissioners who are being unceremoniously evicted, as it were, the victims of partisan and petty politics over which they have no control.
I do not know Commissioner Steve Walther; outgoing Chairman Bob Lenhard I know only slightly; outgoing Commissioner Hans Von Spakovsky, my successor at the FEC, I have come to know a bit better. The three deserve congratulations for a job well done under difficult circumstances. Click the headline to read more.