John Kerry Stiffs Staff
Al Kamen (“In the Loop,” WaPo)
There are rumblings that, despite a recent discovery of $15 million in leftover campaign money, some of the Kerry campaign advance team are having trouble getting paid for the last several weeks of the campaign. Worse, many of them have not seen a per diem check since the end of August, we’re told, and they do not know when they’re going to get paid.
Phone calls apparently don’t get returned and, if they do, the mantra is “next week” or “you’re on my list.”
We’ll be checking into this.
What the hell? And, as “Captain Ed” Morrissey notes, this isn’t the first time the Kerry campaign has failed to pay its bills. There may well be a logical explanation for all this. Clearly, though, living off the Heinz Ketchup fortune has dulled his sense that most people actually need to get paid with some regularity.