2005/11/21

TIT - The 1 For 10 Prosecution Solution

Many pundits on the right are calling for a halt to Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation. Tucker Carlson for example, is leading a crusade to tag the investigation as a waste of time. Without examining Carlson's twisted logic or defending Fitzgerald, let me say that it's high time we had a dispassionate method for evaluating investigations, and I'd like to propose just such a method--a 1 for 10 Prosecution Solution that I refer to as the Terminal Investigative Total or TIT for short.

So Kvatch... "How does the TIT work?" you might ask. Well my friends nothing could be simpler. The TIT is designed to take the guesswork out of investigations while at the same time giving us a sense of value for our prosecution dollar. You see, the TIT is based on the target's campaign expenditures in their last election cycle. Spend $1,000,000 getting elected? Then your TIT is $100,000--$1 of TIT for each $10 spent.

Let's have an example, shall we? George Bush spent approximately $185M on the 2000 election, making his TIT worth $18.5 million. By this measure Fitzgerald's investigation ($800,000 spent so far) is a bargain that could go on for the remaining 3 years of the current administration.

So there you have it, an easily calculated, predetermined stopping point for all governmental investigations. The possibilities are breathtaking!

Next, we'll investigate how TITs can improve political campaigns.

Thanks to BHFRK at Club Lefty for the inspiration.

3 Comments:

Hey there... saw your post on Club Lefty and thought I'd let you know I love inspiring people and getting links and so forth so thanks :)

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I'd like to see Bush's TIT get caught in this ...
Don't worry. Tomorrow comes the bit analyzing recent elections for their TIT and a new index. His TIT is about to get worked.

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