Thursday, April 24, 2008

Crude metaphor alert

From the LA Times:

Obama has taken at least $263,000 from oil company executives, family members and employees since entering the presidential race last year, including $46,000 last month.

That was a well-publicized point of contention in the weeks leading up to the Pennsylvania primary – when Obama ran an ad saying he didn’t take money from oil companies. The article covers that bit of controversy well.

But let’s take another approach.

At today’s prices, Obama’s received approximately 2,250 barrels of oil for the entire campaign, and nearly 400 barrels in just the last month.

It’s a crude metaphor, I admit.

But don't worry. We haven't even begun to scrape the bottom of the barrel.

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