$200 Billion in Ads, Mr. Biden? Thatís Real Money

$200 Billion in Ads, Mr. Biden? That's Real Money - NYTimes.com

Conservative groups have not dumped $200 billion in political ads on the heads of Democratic candidates.

It evidently just feels that way to the White House.

In an interview with Al Hunt of Bloomberg News scheduled to be shown Friday night, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. commented on the need for disclosure when corporate interests contribute to political groups.

ďI was amazed at the amount of money, this $200 billion of money that is ó where thereís no accountability,Ē he said. ďWhen I say accountability, we donít know where itís coming from. Thereís no disclosure, so the folks watching the ad canít make a judgment based upon motive when you say itís paid for by so-and-so.Ē

Ghosts of bushisms?