Monday, February 14, 2005

If I Only Had A Brain

One of the most common quotes falsely attributed to the great Winston Churchill is the following:

If you're not a liberal when you're 25, you have no heart. If you're not a conservative by the time you're 35, you have no brain.
Too bad, since for the youngish employees of Google, it does seem to be an appropriate description.

As it claws for greater power, the Democratic Party has found a newly rich ally in one of the fastest-growing U.S. companies: Google.

Google employees gave $207,650 to federal candidates for last year's elections, up from just $250 in 2000 when it was still a start-up. And 98% went to Democrats, the biggest share among top tech donors, a new USA TODAY campaign finance analysis shows
Microsoft has apparently matured somewhat from its earlier days:

Google giving is still small compared with other tech donors. At No. 1 Microsoft, workers and its political action committee gave $3.1 million last year; 60% to Democrats. Overall, 53% of the industry's $25.9 million went to Democrats, says the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks campaign finance.
Who was it that said "Youth is wasted on the wrong people"? Now you can add money to that as well...


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