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Missouri is moving further toward the the golden rule in politics. Them that gots the gold makes the rules.

Well, there’s a brand spanking new political action committee (via the Missouri Ethics Commission):

POLITICAL ACTION   Date Established:  1/21/2011

Date Terminated:

COMMITTEE: MECID:C111024

A SAFER MISSOURI

308 E HIGH ST STE 301

JEFFERSON CITY MO 65101-3237

TELEPHONE:(573) 634-2500

TREASURER: JAMES B DEUTSCH

308 E HIGH ST STE 301

JEFFERSON CITY MO 65101-3237

WORK PHONE: (573) 634-2500

HOME PHONE:

DEP. TREASURER: MANDY STUDER

5297 WASHINGTON PLACE ST LOUIS MO 63108

WORK PHONE:(314) 367-2842

HOME PHONE:

CANDIDATE:

TELEPHONE:

OFFICE SOUGHT: NONE ENTERED

Date of Election:

Political Party:

[emphasis added]

That address, where have we seen it before? Oh, right, a lobbyist:

  LOBID:L000946     Received Date:12/31/1998

Lobbyist’s Name Travis Brown Termination Date:

Lobbyist’s Address 5297 Washington Pl

Lobbyist’s Address2

Lobbyist’s C/S/Z St Louis, MO 63108

Telephone: (314) 540-5515

Telephone (2): 314-367-2842

[emphasis added]

And the same phone number.

Well, what’s that all about? Just asking.

This brand spanking new PAC got a really big contribution on the day it was formed:

CONTRIBUTION OF MORE THAN $5,000.00 RECEIVED BY ANY COMMITTEE FROM ANY SINGLE DONOR – TO BE FILED WITHIN 48 HOURS OF RECEIVING THE CONTRIBUTION

C111024 A SAFER MISSOURI [pdf] 1/23/2011

Rex Sinquefield

244 Bent Walnut

Westphalia, MO 65085

1/21/2011

$300,000.00

[emphasis added]

Go figure.

Wouldn’t it be easier just to buy the whole state? Oh, sorry, my mistake. It’s cheaper this way.