Campaign Expenses: Like Poetry?

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Republican presidential candidate, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) greets supporters outside Webster Elementary School. (Andrew Burton/Getty)

Yesterday on the show, ProPublica reporter Kim Barker said that going through Ron Paul's expenses was "like poetry." "I really just saw it like a way to track what it's like to campaign," Barker said. The thousands of lines of expenses in the Federal Election Commission filing from the Ron Paul campaign include everything: iTunes music, FedEx mailings, Salvation Army supplies, travel tolls, party rentals, and meals at places called Smash Burger and Thai Flavors.

Today we're talking about election year poetry: seeing truth and beauty from the tiny details of a campaign's mundane expenses.

Produced by:

Kateri A. Jochum


Jay Cowit

Comments [1]

amalgam from NYC by day, NJ by night

I can dig it...

Apr. 04 2012 09:46 AM

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