Of course cabinet secretaries raising campaign money is illegal, but since when has the law stopped this band of thugs?
Four Obama administration cabinet members suggested an openness to appearing at pro-Obama super-PAC events.
iWatch News at the Center for Public Integrity reports that spokesmen for Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Energy Secretary Steven Chu suggested that their bosses would be willing to raise money for the super-PACs.
They would be willing to raise money, even though it’s illegal. So how would they skirt the law?
Over to you, Obama flunky Jay Carney:
The spokesmen for the cabinet secretaries all said their participation would not violate any campaign finance laws. It is illegal for cabinet members to raise money for candidates. It is not illegal, however, for cabinet members to simply appear at events.
White House spokesman Jay Carney has said that members of the Obama administration who might appear at super-PAC events would not be soliciting funds.
So they’re willing to illegally raise money, but it won’t be illegal since they’ll just be standing there like potted plants or something.
Thanks for clearing that up.