Obama administration reverses itself, announces support of Super PAC use on its own behalf. It claims that to do otherwise—to cede the money lead to an opportunistic opposition—puts it at an unfair disadvantage: a more than reasonable stance. In a sport where steroids are legal, stay pure at your peril.
Nevertheless millions of Americans, bumping into unfair disadvantages wherever they turn, stop gasping for air for a moment. To sigh. Of democracy a voice in the crowd shouts, the thing is dead. Money shouts back: long live the thing.