Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Can You Pay My Bills?

Uh oh, we may have been a little hasty revoking the Clinton's ghetto pass. Looks like we might have to restore that title of "first Black President" to Bill, cause his wife's campaign is engaged in the time honored Black family tradition of robbing Peter to pay Paul to make ends meet. From Politico.com:

Among the debts reported this month by Hillary Rodham Clinton’s struggling presidential campaign, the $292,000 in unpaid health insurance premiums for her campaign staff stands out.

Interesting. To their credit, the campaign...

...provides health insurance to all its employees, their spouses, partners and children — and that wasn’t interrupted by any lag in payments to insurance providers, said Jay Carson, a Clinton campaign spokesman.


“Sometimes invoices are not paid immediately because we need additional information for our records, or to verify expenses,” Carson said in a statement e-mailed to Politico. “Sometimes invoices arrive at the very end of the month at the cutoff of the reporting period, which means that we are required to report them as a debt on the current FEC report, even where they are paid in regular course during the next month.”

Uh huh. Look, you don't have to explain, we understand. But having gone to such lengths to racialize the primary campaign, how then does Mrs. Clinton account for this:

Their (the Obama and McCain) campaigns also reported substantially less debt overall than Clinton’s, which owed $8.7 million at the end of February. Obama owed $625,000 and McCain $4.3 million, though most of his debt was from a bank loan, and only $1.3 million was in the form of unpaid bills to a dozen vendors.

Obama's campaign has the least debt? Maybe he's not Black enough after all.

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