The Hill is angry that the Democrats are hanging on to the Madoff contribution of $100,000 when it should be returned to those he bilked. But the rest of the media seems to be averting its eyes:
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) has apparently decided to keep $100K in contributions from Bernie Madoff, who faces up to 150 years in prison for swindling billions from the likes of Steven Spielberg, Elie Wiesel, Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick in a massive Ponzi scheme. [snip] Given the economic uncertainty our nation faces and that Madoff not only fleeced the rich and famous but major corporations such as HSBC - in other words, Madoff swindled all of us - the DSCC's decision is shockingly tone-deaf.
However, what's almost equally surprising is the virtual silence from the media. During the Enron scandal, returning campaign money was a daily drumbeat, as were the news stories discussing Enron's purported ties to President Bush. Now, when the Democratic Senate campaign vehicle makes the conscious decision to keep $100K in Madoff money, stolen just as if it came from a bank holdup, there's little to no outrage. Why?