1998 was the year

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1998 was the year of Monica and Impeachment. 2002 is turning out to be the year of PFBNB.

What’s that? Paid For But Not bought — the excuse, explanation and defense of choice for politicians high and low.

Like the Bush administration. Yes, Enron gave us tons of money for access and favors. But when they came calling, we dropped ’em cold, left ’em in the lurch! We were paid for, but not bought.

Same with Billy Tauzin. Same with the other folks on the House committee. Same with the Senators. Paid for, they say, but not bought.

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