For John, BLUF: And yet running for office costs a lot of money. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Krieger's Corollary to Godwin's Law:
"As an online political discussion that includes Democrats grows longer, the probability of the invocation of the Koch Brothers approaches 1."Here is a recent example, from a Nobel Laurette, Professor Paul Krugman.♠ My Brother, the Democrat, mentioned it. Not my other Brother, from Northern Virginia. On the other hand, the Koch Brothers come in 77 on this list. Frankly, I had them up around number 50. Incidentally, the Koch Brothers never surfaced when I ran, twice, for State Rep. Nor did Mr Martin Burke get a donation from the Koch Brothers when he ran two years ago.
Per the Washington Examiner the Koch Brothers, per Open Secrets dot Org actually rank number 59, behind such other conservative organizations such as AFSCME, NEA, IBEW, UAW, Carpenters & Joiners and SEIU.♥
As Professor Althouse has it:
I think it's like the way 15 is 105 in dog years. $18 million — the Koch total — should be understood in "conservative" dollars when ranking "most evil" donors. Let's use the "dog years" multiplier of 7, to demonstrate the concept. $18 million is $128 million in conservative dollars. So, understood properly, the Koch Brothers actually do rank #1 on the most evil donor ever ranking.Krieger's Corollary to Godwin's Law.
Regards — Cliff
♠ That was yesterday. Today he invokes Godwin's Law, but, he says, in a good way.
♥ Hat tip to the Instapundit.