The stupid cronies of Perry's have refused to see reason and continue to say gifts to candidates or public officials need no real description. "Check" is good no matter the amount. "A wheelbarrow" is sufficient rather it is empty or gold plated or filled with a few million in cut diamonds. "Currency" or "cash" can be used for all cash contributions.
The 5-3 decision outraged watchdog groups and some officials who unabashedly accused the commission of failing to enforce state campaign finance laws.
"What the Ethics Commission has done is legalize bribery in the state of Texas. We call on the commission to resign en masse," said Tom "Smitty" Smith, who heads Texas Citizen, an Austin-based group that advocates for campaign finance reform.