Chicken Sandwiches for Returned Campaign Donations

Jillian Bandes
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Posted: Mar 18, 2009 4:01 PM
What do you think the chances are that Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) will get President Obama and Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) to return campaign donations they got from AIG?

I'll wager one Chick-Fil-A sandwich, payable to my handsome coworker to the left. That's right, Chris. If they return the dough, you get the poultry.

Burton noted, smartly, that the government may not be able to stop the bonuses, but he faulted the government for failing to pre-emptively take care of the situation. He also noted how utterly ridiculous the idea of a bailout is to begin with. That doesn't mean donations from this company aren't tainted, though, which is why Burton wants them returned.