Michael Barone reports that, just as in 2008, the Obama campaign has disabled -- or chosen not to use -- the Address Verification System to screen campaign contributions made by credit card
. Conveniently, this means there is nothing to prevent the campaign from accepting money from foreigners, those exceeding contribution limits, or those not using their real names, for whatever reason . . . all of which would, of course, violate the law.
Interesting that the President -- America's chief law enforcement officer -- remains apparently unfazed by the possibility of rampant illegality benefiting his campaign, isn't it? "Thuggish" -- as Barone describes it -- is precisely the word.