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What do the campaign-finance reformers really want?

11:00 PM, Mar 13, 2005 • By SCOTT W. JOHNSON
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But what about the enablers of these incumbent officeholders among the good-government types always searching for the "loopholes" that must be closed to keep the natives from making their restlessness apparent? Their ideal is embodied in the Federal Election Commission, the regulatory body implementing law that now rivals the Internal Revenue Code in its complexity. For them, bureaucratic administration is far preferable to the rough and tumble of democratic political life.

The natives, you know, can be so uncouth.

Scott Johnson is a contributor to the blog Power Line and a contributing writer to The Daily Standard.