17 October 2010

0 the very great biographical importance of campaign finance reform

let's talk about campaign finance reform. because campaign finance reform is a very important biographical issue. personally, i heart campaign finance reform because i do not know how there was biography before campaign finance reform. i do not know how anyone ever found anyone- much less wrote and sent grandiose pleas to their homes- before campaign finance reform.

you see, in the interest of transparency, campaign finance reform has done this amazing thing. it has led to the creation of a database listing anyone who has ever contributed to any campaign. a database that includes addresses. thus, anyone who has made a sizable contribution since the 1970s is there in their full benevolent glory. and these addresses- some of them the addresses of powerful people whose addresses were previously unlisted- are now out there and they're fair game.

privacy-wise, this is maybe not so great for those people, but biographically speaking, O.M.G. because i am working with old people and old people have the smallest internet presence of all mankind. seriously. newborns have bigger footprints.

and yes, i realize fundrace.org is meant to stamp out corruption and greed and whatnot and that really is great and all, but seriously, arrianna huffington, thank you from the bottom of my biographical heart.

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