Spurious George: ‘I will make any lie for $199.99’ *

“I swear on any one of my mother’s many graves that I am telling the truth.”

Milli Brazillie’s obvious grift:

Rep. George Santos’ congressional campaign reported dozens of transactions just cents below the threshold that would have triggered a requirement to preserve spending records — an unusual spending pattern that is now part of broader complaints about alleged financial improprieties.

Santos, who admitted in December that he faked parts of his biography, already faces a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission alleging his campaign repeatedly reported suspicious expenses. Those included eight charges of exactly $199.99 at an Italian restaurant in Queens and another $199.99 charge at a Miami-area hotel where rooms do not usually go for less than $600 per night. The specific amount matters because campaigns are required by law to keep receipts or invoices for expenses greater than $200.

It’s like those NYTimes columnists [*** cough ***  David Brooks  *** cough ***] who keep checking the word count on essays and will write not one word more than what is contractually required.

Campaigns rack up millions of dollars in expenses and thousands of line items per campaign, but it is rare for them to notch even one $199 expense, according to a POLITICO review of campaign finance records. FEC data shows more than 90 percent of House and Senate campaign committees around the country did not report a single transaction valued between $199 and $199.99 during the 2022 election cycle.

Santos reported 40 of them.

Remember the previous story where K-Mac got boxed in on Santos by the press?


  • Those Earl Scheib ads of my youth still haunt me.
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4 Responses to Spurious George: ‘I will make any lie for $199.99’ *

  1. Stony Pillow says:

    Riiight! (koff, koff, wheeze)

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Minstrel Michael says:

    I had a good friend in high school who claimed “earlscheib” was a Yiddish translation for “shoddy.”

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Ed says:

    And so Tengrain, I can remember when Earl would paint any car, any color, for only $39.95 As a comic would say “Leave the windows down and he’ll paint the interior for free.”



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