Got this from David Plouffe:
Do I Smell Another Bail Out? Part 752
Our friends at the Democratic National Committee laid it all on the line to bring change this year.And all I got was this lousy e-mail. I bet Henry Paulson got a real live lobbyist who argued for public election financing- McCain/Feingold and all that!
We've been reviewing the books, and the DNC went into considerable debt to secure victory for Barack and Joe. It took unprecedented resources to staff up all 50 states, train field organizers, and build the technology to reach as many swing voters as possible.
But it also left the DNC in debt. So before we do anything else, we need to help pay for this winning strategy.[...]
They took out substantial loans to make it happen...