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Jeff Atwater is not a credit card

"I'm not the card,'' protested a flustered Senate President Jeff Atwater, asked by reporters if he would release the statements showing how he used his Republican party credit card. Trying his damndest not to be drawn into the party's credit card scandal, Atwater made it very clear that the card wasn't his and he was not the card.

But a call to American Express confirmed that in fact, Atwater could call a 1-800 number to get copies of the statements if he so chose. So could all of the cardholders -- incoming House Speaker Dean Cannon, incoming Senate President Mike Haridopolos, et al -- if they were really interested in showing party donors that they have been spending their money wisely. Column here.