Monday, June 04, 2007

Meanwhile, spending down to zero... 

I'll keep as quiet as possible over the debate among my conservative friends on Bush's handling of the immigration question. But I think, when President Bush said he was going to spend his political capital, he did not have this in mind.

Yesterday, Bush headlined a fundraiser for the New Jersey state GOP, where donors could pay $5,000 to pose for a photo with the Commander in Chief. Expensive photo op, right? Well, that's actually cheaper that what donors paid just a year ago for a grip and grin with Bush. Last summer, GOP officials around the country charged at least $10,000 a pop for presidential photo op, a bargain compared to the $25,000-a-flash Bush commanded during some Republican National Committee fund-raisers back in 2000 and 2004.

(h/t: Tyler Cowen.)

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