Monday, September 01, 2003

In the 2000 election cycle, Bush created a club of sorts for his best fund-raisers. Those who brought in $100,000 or more were called “Pioneers.” Am I the only one a little puzzled that Bush would appropriate the name of a Communist youth organization for his fan club? Whose idea was that anyway?

This year they revived the Pioneers with a tiered structure of Minor League Pioneers (under $100,000), Major League Pioneers (over $100,000), and Rangers (over $200, 000). If they find themselves needing a higher honorarium, may I suggest “Stakhanovite”? I’m sure if Bush and Rove don’t understand the reference, they can get the house historians, Rummy and Rice, to explain it.

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