The New York Times ran a story today about the "secrecy" that "shrouds" donations to Super PACs. It takes a look at the curious nameless, faceless addresses and companies that are pumping money into the election process. The story contains almost no quotes from anyone except this:
“While we now know some names of some people giving megabucks, we know nothing about the funders of the nonprofits,” said Ellen S. Miller, the executive director of the Sunlight Foundation, which advocates for greater transparency in political giving. “We don’t know what we don’t know.”
We don't know what we don't know? That's just the kind of searing insight I was looking for.
It's kind of like when you present a dilemma to someone and they respond, "well, if it is, it is. If it isn't, it isn't." Thanks.