Don’t look forward to meainingful campaign finance reform in the future. Halliburton received 2.3 billion dollars in government contracts and 1.5 billion dollars in government loans while GOP veep nominee Dick Cheney was CEO, and they doled out 1.2 million dollars in political contributions during his tenure. Cheney managed to balloon his personal fortune up to $50 million in the meantime. Al Gore’s fund raising adventures are also well documented, so perhaps we’ll have to wait at least 4 more years to have any hope of decreasing the amount of palm greasing that goes on in Washington.