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GLENN: There's boy, you know, Chris Dodd, Chris Dodd and what's his name, Roland Burris, they are sure doing a bang up job on raising a lot of money here for their Senate campaign. Senator Roland Burris, the guy who Blagojevich appointed, he has raised $845 for his reelection campaign and Chris Dodd, he has raised $4,250 from five people that live in Connecticut. There's only five people that live in Connecticut that have donated to Chris Dodd. Now here's the interesting thing. Chris Dodd may have only made $4,250 from five residents in Connecticut, but he has collected $604,745 from people living outside of the State of Connecticut. Why would you care about Chris Dodd if you live outside of the State of Connecticut? Why would you why do you want that? I mean, you know, let me ask you this question: Why is it legal to donate outside of the state? That's not even your representative. He has nothing to do with you. Oh, Stu's looking, rolling his eyes. "Yes, he does."
STU: I've got a good idea, good idea for the name of this bill, McCain/Feingold. Let's just start let's have more rules about where you can donate your own money.
GLENN: No. You know what, you know what, this is what the progressive movement changed the way we elect the Senate. This isn't the way the Senate was supposed to be elected. The founding fathers didn't want it elected this way. The progressive movement changed it. It was appointed by the governor. That's the way we did it. The legislature would get together and go, "You, you represent your state." And what they wanted to do is make sure that the senators were not beholden to Washington; they were beholden to the states. So the progressive movement changed that. Now these senators, they represent all of the people. No, they don't. They represent my state. They're supposed to have my state's interests, but they don't. What they represent now is the nation and the globe and what's the best for all of mankind. Well, what kind of control do you have on these guys? Why should somebody in California be able t o donate to Senator Chris Dodd?
STU: It's because it's their money and they should be able to do whatever they want with it within the realms of legitimate practice.
GLENN: So in other words wait a minute. So in other words, let me rephrase this: Why would you spend your money if you live in California trying to get Chris Dodd reelected in Connecticut?
STU: Because it is something that backs up your values. For example, there were conservatives who were raising money for specific in trouble conservative candidates in the House that were outside their district. Same thing with Democrats: They were raising money for people that they thought were in danger that weren't getting funding from
GLENN: The guy in Georgia, we talked to him. What's his name? That was
STU: Saxby Chambliss.
GLENN: Saxby Chambliss, yeah.
STU: It's because it is more important to them. It is more an extra senator is that important to Republicans and conservatives, and they wanted to put their money there; they should be able to put their money there.
GLENN: So is that a good thing? Because now you've got people in you've got $4,250 from five different people. Five people are like, "Okay, I'll give you $1,000."
STU: Not quite $1,000.
GLENN: Not quite $1,000. You've got five people in Connecticut and then you've got four people from around the country that is giving him over $600,000 for his reelection campaign. I mean, does that serve the people of Connecticut? No, it doesn't serve the people of Connecticut. And it also allows people to continue to get elected that shouldn't get elected. If you can't raise money from your own people, you shouldn't be able to do it.
STU: But don't you feel a little weird about trying to restrict
GLENN: Not at all.
GLENN: Yes. Here's where I'll go. Here's where I'll go: You're right, we shouldn't restrict that at all. We shouldn't restrict that at all. What we should restrict is terms. You get one term, but buy, see you later.
STU: You know, that's a big that's one of your biggest points.
GLENN: Get these dirt balls out.
STU: You know, I understand that. I'm not 100% sure on that but I think
GLENN: Here's where I'm absolutely, here's where I'm absolutely sure. You get these slime balls out, and also I'm going to put term limits into here's a crazy idea the State Department and all of these bureaucratic administrative bullcrap that who are these people? Who are these people that are running the State Department? Who are these people that are running everything? They are all these think tank people, they are all these people that are elite Is that, "Oh, well, they know better than the president of the United States." I'm reading a book on and I've been reading it forever because it's not really pressing. It's my bathroom reader. It's Truman and the State of Israel and it's how he stuck to his guns on developing the State of Israel. He gets a very bad name with people. They say, well, he was just it's not worth explaining. He gets a bad name on it; I'm reading it. The point of it is the State Department was calling the shots. The State Department, they were doing everything they could to call the shots on this one.& nbsp; Now, maybe they were right, maybe they were wrong, I don't know, but the president of the United States answers to the people. The president of the United States and the congress, they are the ones that have to answer to the people. Who are all these faceless bureaucrats that are making all of these decisions? Who are they? Who are they? Get them out. Fire everybody in the State Department.
STU: You are the ultimate stimulus plan because you are firing everyone.