This man widely hailed as a genius feigns ignorance, naturally, when called on it.
Billionaire Warren Buffett, a vocal opponent of super-PACs, said he cut a $25,000 check to super-PAC Ready for Hillary last year because he didn’t know it was one.
Ready for Hillary is a group designed to lay the groundwork for a possible Hillary Clinton presidential run in 2016. Some noted Buffet’s donation was at odds with his historic opposition to super-PACs.
Someone pretends to not believe in something and it’s historic. A rather low bar to make history.
“It’s a good one, because I did not know it was a super-PAC. They had a maximum — which was $25,000 — I think of super-PACs as these things with hundreds of thousands or millions in them,” he told CNN’s Poppy Harlow in an interview published online on Thursday.
“I am not for super-PACs, but it’s absolutely true that I contributed $25,000 dollars which I later found out was [to] a super-PAC,” he said.
No word if he’s asking for the money back. Meanwhile, the Washington Post is outraged over presidential candidates who “mock” campaign finance laws, but fail to mention Granny Clinton.
Shame on me: I assumed this WaPo editorial titled "Candidates who mock the law" was about Hillary. http://t.co/BP0ZMglhWl
— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) April 2, 2015
We have a sense how the 2016 election cycle will play out. Much like 2008 and 2012 before it.
Ready for Hillary staff join Clinton campaign: http://t.co/5VwopFMnsC
— POLITICO (@politico) April 2, 2015
Note the words super PAC.