Talk about cheap: The Democratic National Committee seemed more like King Miser than a kingmaker when it issued a news release during the weekend touting how much it had given to 11 state parties to divvy up among themselves for last-minute expenses on the eve of the most momentous midterm elections in years. The penny-pinching tally: $2.67. Only King Midas could turn that brick into a bar of gold.
But it was just a pricey typo, points out Los Angeles Times Top of the Ticket political blogger Andrew Malcolm
, who provides some levity amid all the intense politicking with his observation that, if the release were accurate, two states would have to pool their resources even to buy a stamp.
But the figure “really should have been $2.67 billion,” Malcolm notes, before adding: “No, just kidding. But with all the money flying around from both sides this campaign, you believed it for a second, didn't you? The DNC meant to announce the amount distributed was $2.67 million. Billions, millions, what's the difference? One letter.”
And, of course, more zeros.
Besides, the really big numbers are yet to come, Malcolm suggests, advising: “Mark your calendars for Dec. 1, when the president's deficit commission is scheduled to report.”
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