Perpetuating the stereotype that activist lefties have way too much time on their hands because they don't actually have jobs...
Lefty Blogger Lane Hudson (News For The Left) has filed an FEC complaint against Fred Thompson. Either he's a giant loser that has no life, or a brilliant schemer in ways to get traffic to his formerly insignificant blog.
Here's what he wrote:
"..Fred Thompson is breaking the law and it's time somebody did something about it. So, this morning, I filed an FEC Complaint against him. For far too long, he has been ignoring the letter and spirit of Federal Election Law for his own political benefit. It reeks of the same disregard for the law that we have seen from the Bush Administration, Bob Ney, Duke Cunningham, Tom Delay, and Mark Foley.
By filing this complaint, posted below, the FEC can now proceed with action to right this injustice. According to FEC regulations, Thompson will have 15 days to respond to the complaint. Then, their lawyers will write an opinion on the basis of the complaint.
It is my contention that he has violated the 'testing the waters' exemption of election law. He has been presenting himself as a candidate for President, he has been raising large sums of money beyond what would be required to explore a possible candidacy, and he has signed a long term lease on a headquarters for his campaign. He has even spent advertising dollars, which are specifically prohibited by the law.
Up to this point, no one has taken the time to take action against this abuse. I hope that the FEC will act quickly on this issue. Failure to do so will contribute to further corruption of the American political process..."
You can read the text of the complaint at his site and give him his second round at 15 minutes... BTW, if Lane Hudson rings a bell, it's because he's the dude that said Mark Foley hit on him. I left a comment there -I couldn't resist.
This is pretty exciting for the Thompson supporters. I'm so glad to see he has the left so worked up and so nervous he has them acting preemptively (I thought they hated that word!)
More over at Stop the ACLU.