Friday, December 29, 2006

Blogs can't be far behind bumper stickers

The FEC 'admonished' NASCAR driver Kirk Shelmerdine for having a Bush/Cheney bumper sticker on his race car in 2004.
In a decision announced Tuesday, the FEC sent an “admonishment letter” to Kirk Shelmerdine Racing. Kirk Shelmerdine, a former pit boss for the late Dale Earnhardt, has been an unsuccessful, underfunded and undersponsored driver. He has never finished higher than 26th.

So back in 2004, in a move perhaps designed to draw some attention to his car, he placed a “Bush-Cheney ’04” decal on his rear quarter panel, which was otherwise unencumbered by advertising. Democratic activist Sydnor Thompson complained to the FEC, and the agency found that Shelmerdine “may have made an unreported independent expenditure or a prohibited corporate expenditure.”

I told you it's coming. Chavez is taking out a TV network. Are we really that far behind?

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