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Is there some sort of punishment for this?

Posted by inkweary | September 30, 2008 10:58 AM

So what happens now? It's great having a paper trail leading to Rossi's doorstep, but does Sam Reed have any leverage against him? Does McKenna?

Posted by Garth | September 30, 2008 11:05 AM

Rules are for losers.

Oh, wait...

Posted by Tiktok | September 30, 2008 11:07 AM

Next we'll be hearing from some BIAW flack complaining that Governor Gregoire is soooo desperate, she personally sent the State Attorney General, the PDC, the WA Democratic Party, and a bunch of money-grubbing lawyers to pick on poor, innocent Dino Rossi.

It'll be the political equivalent of when you catch your kid with porn and booze in his room, and he turns around and tries to blame you for not respecting his privacy.

Posted by COMTE | September 30, 2008 12:11 PM

Some interesting insight as to why this doesn't matter. This issue's already been resolved folks...

Posted by Karen | September 30, 2008 12:29 PM


Posted by Greg | September 30, 2008 12:45 PM

Karen, that's true, but it doesn't change the fact that Rossi has perjured himself and personally participated in illegal money bundling. He's a candidate for public office and he violated the law. That matters.

The money may still be on the table (unfortunately), but at least this has the potential to knock some of the shine off of Rossi's carefully-crafted image.

Posted by Meredith | September 30, 2008 1:14 PM

This would make a good commercial.

Posted by Vince | September 30, 2008 1:35 PM

Pales in comparison to the extortion and racketeering scandal with tribal casinos plaguing acting Governor Christine Gregoire.

Posted by raindrop | September 30, 2008 1:50 PM

Is it really violating the law when there are no penalties? Why shouldn't Rossi pull this kind of shit when he knows perfectly well he'll get away with it? "Oh, you naughty boy". This just makes the whole concept of campaign finance reform look stupid and pointless.

Posted by Fnarf | September 30, 2008 1:51 PM

You mean like the farce that McCain is doing, Fnarf.

Yeah, you're right. Darn.

Posted by Will in Seattle | September 30, 2008 8:06 PM

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