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November 08, 2010


A Better Way to Spend $140 Million

After Meg Whitman's (R) failed bid for California governor at a personal cost of $140 million, Ezra Klein has some advice for the politically ambitious wealthy: "Don't run for office."

"That sort of money could tip a half-dozen (or maybe a few dozen, depending on how good you are at this) close elections toward the candidate who thinks most like you... That will make a much bigger difference than taking office yourself. And then, when one of your candidates eventually becomes president, you can just get them to appoint you to the Cabinet position of your choice. And you'll probably have enough money left over to start a think tank or endow a research center or enlarge an existing institution devoted to pushing the issues you consider important."














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