If you have a ton of cash and a political agenda, it’s easier than ever to make powerful friends and influence people. Here’s a handy how-to guide to the complex, cash-drenched world of federal campaign finance.
"I drowned in the ocean and woke up on an island beach, in a city full of people. Some were happy to be there, others weren't. If you were an unhappy kid, a nun would sit with you (but only if you were a kid). I asked one nun where I was; she said, 'You're in heaven and hell. If you like it here, it's heaven. If you don't, then it's hell.' I hadn't been there long enough to know if I liked it or not. But I decided to really try to like it." -- Slow Wave, June 24, 2006