• Oh, so THAT’S where the Goldwater Institute was.
    posted by Mike McClellan at 12 June, 1:33 PM  0 
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    Mea culpa, Goldwater.

    Yesterday — in good blogosphere form — I went off on the Goldwater Institute’s silence about the Arizona Commerce Authority’s abuse of the gift clause.

    Did I make a mistake.

    Today, I received a nice email from one of the big shots at the Goldwater, Clint Bolick, informing me that, in fact, just a month or so ago Goldwater got ACA head Don Cardon to retract a series of $5,000 stipends (you can read about it here) to the unsuccessful applicants of the ACA’s “innovative challenge” program.


    Score one for Goldwater.  And us.

    But I do wonder this:   If the ACA is in essence a glorified “slush fund” that contradicts the boundaries  of the gift clause, will the Goldwater Institute go after its very authority?

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