I saw this quote from wealthy California vintner and major Republican donor John Jordan on Political Wire, and simply had to share it: "I go out of my way to avoid meeting candidates and politicians. All too often, these people are so disappointing that it's depressing. Most of these people you meet, they're unemployable.... It's just easier not to know."
Yet Jordan is about to contribute, and already has contributed, millions to these GOP folks--the depressingly incompetent and otherwise unemployable--who will in turn help to make you unemployable, or otherwise miserable. Why does Jordan do it? Because politics is "fun," he tells National Journal.
Which brings me to the deeper reason for this post about Jordan: He's a walking, private-Gulfstream-jet-flying rationale for a 100 percent inheritance tax on the grossest estates. Virtually everything Jordan has--his business, his money, his influence, his political "fun"--was handed to him by his parents.