The Bellingham Herald reports on a new book that sounds interesting, The Wicked Wine of Democracy.

Miller writes that he passed envelopes of cash to lawmakers, converted campaign checks into hard-to-trace cash, illegally shifted campaign expenses onto the books of labor unions, and did campaign work while on a union payroll.

“I broke the law all the time,” he said in an interview. “Everybody was doing it, and you couldn’t survive unless you did it.”

But Miller had limits. He admits salivating at the sight of a briefcase full of money, but he didn’t take bribes. And he didn’t skim from the bundles of campaign cash he delivered.

I’ve also recently read Falling Up:  How a Redneck Helped Invent Political Consulting, How to Rig an Election, and Party Favors.

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