Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for July 22, 2006
"Did you know that in 2004, a winning Senate candidate spent an average of $7.6 million getting elected, up 50 percent from the $5 million spent in 2002. And much of that money comes from big interests...big interests that expect a return on their money." "We can play games and elect senators from one party and then the other for as long as we want, but the fact is that no real change can ever occur so long as the people who could effect that change are beholden to that kind of money." "What's a 'senate'?"