quasi in rem

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Money, booze and Politics...
All we need is sex and this story makes the front page. Above the fold even.

"The political action committee of Miami-based Bacardi U.S.A. made unreported campaign contributions to five members of Congress, including Sen. Bill Nelson and Reps. Lincoln and Mario Diaz-Balart, according to a complaint filed Tuesday by a Washington, D.C., watchdog group.

Four of those members, including Nelson and the Diaz-Balart brothers, signed on last month as co-sponsors of a bill that would help Bacardi in a longstanding trademark dispute with the Cuban government and French spirits giant Pernod Ricard. "

This could be bad news for Nelson's VP bid if it pans out. The saddest part of thisng for Bacardi is that I bet they can remember the day when just the booze would have been enough to sway the votes. Now they need booze and money.


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