Sunday, June 25, 2006

Futbol Fundraising?

So you know this new graduate is really bored when she watches multiple World Cup games a day, finds an article about politics in the World Cup, and writes about it.

While skimming the LA Times, I came across this odd article: World Cup Tickets to Help Fund Ballot Measures. "Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez is selling tickets to Berlin games for $25,000 to help raise money for November proposals."

I'm not sure which is more interesting/amusing to me. The fact that "for $25,000, corporations can send representatives to Berlin to attend three World Cup matches with Nuñez, an avid soccer fan. The package includes the match tickets, three nights in a hotel, travel to the soccer stadium and tickets for pregame parties, but not the airfare to Europe." Or the fact that one of these propositions deals with term limits, my nerdy poli sci obsession that I've written multiple papers on.

It's definitely a creative idea (even if it's for propositions....I'm not a fan of propositions). I just kind of wonder if it's legal...I guess it is if they're writing about it in the newspaper without lambasting the plan.


aria said...

i don't think there are any limits on a state PAC like that. not to say there shouldn't be, but it's legal. state politics is so corrupt.

whatever happened to getting state campaigns to be plublically funded? i heard it qualified as a proposition for november.

Caitlin said...

i kinda like this idea. hmm. i'd have to think about it some more.

aria said...

welp guess the initiative actually did qualify.


sounds good to me. we should definatly campaign for this prop in november.