Yet, I still find it highly disingenuous, hypocritical, and unhelpful to the general commonweal. Fine. They are still pandering pond scum. Not that nationalizing large private companies is better: I'd rather have a scheming FedEx lobbyist than a scheming US Postal Service exec driving policy. Our political process creates too much power in Washington, and everyone who focuses there is either is a sell-out or an empty suit. That this must be so given our political system, which has arisen somewhat endogenously and seems no more corrupt than other systems, is not a reason to like it. "Is" constrains "ought", it does not define it.
So, a reason to hate Vanguard, where a 'vanguard blogger' was defending the stimulus, and found to be a heavy Democratic supporter. That isn't the worst of it:
Vanguard PAC contributions I reviewed is how clear it is that the PAC money (unlike Mr. Utkus's) is not ideological, it's transactional. For example, the PAC gave $30,000 in this cycle to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and $30,000 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee — and it also gave $30,000 this cycle to the National Republican Congressional Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee.