Friday, March 12, 2010
At 100 years of age, Doris Haddock, who walked across the US at age 89 to bring attention to the cause of campaign finance reform, has died. Her NYT obit quotes her on Citizens United, adding her disapproval:
The Supreme Court representing a radical fringe that does not share the despair of the grand majority of Americans, has today made things considerably worse by undoing the modest reforms I walked for and went to jail for and that tens of thousand of other Americans fought very hard to see enacted. The Supreme Court now opens the floodgates to usher in a new tsunami of corporate money into politics.