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Thursday, September 07, 2006

Invective (I)

The "Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act", generally known as "McCain-Feingold", is more and more showing its true colors. For the first time, some of its more draconian provisions are being implemented this year, prompting bloggers to begin calling it the "Incumbent Protection Act."

While accurate, this is not a good name. The best chance of repealing this appalling law is for one of its sponsors to sponsor that repeal. The best chance of that happening is to ensure that their names remain tarred as long as it remains in force. Thus it must be called "The McCain-Feingold Incumbent Protection Act".

[Hat tip: Glenn Reynolds.]