My only complaint with PubliCola’s reporting of King County Councilman Pete von Reichbauer’s illegal campaign contribution scheme, is that they failed to identify him as a Republican. (Yeah, I know that the Council is now putatively “nonpartisan,” but we all know that’s a load of bullshit. Von Reichbauer is a Republican. Deal with it.)
For his part, von Reichbauer, who was caught soliciting $7,500 in over-limit campaign contributions, had no qualms about generously flinging the party labels:
After being contacted by PubliCola about the matter last week, the state Public Disclosure Commission contacted Von Reichbauer today and told him he had to return the excess contributions. PDC Spokeswoman Lori Anderson said von Reichbauer, who refused to talk to PubliCola because, as he told the Seattle Times, he believes we’re an “arm of the Democratic Party,” has agreed to the return the money.
Wait… I thought I was the media arm of the Democratic Party. I feel… I dunno… jilted?
So nice work PubliCola for catching von Reichbauer with his trousers down… but fuck you for stealing my sweetheart.