I have an article from my tab archive on the failure of the “Cornhusker Kickback” obtained by Senator Ben Nelson to insulate himself from the unpopularity of POR-care1. It failed. But I think it’s illustrative of the atomicity of the MAL in that Nelson and his advisers thought this kind of payoff would work. As the author points out, what’s the matter with Kansas (and Nebraska) is that the voters aren’t looting with both hands. The MAList perspective seems to be “governments are instituted among men so that the looting may be organized”.
1 Isn’t it so typical of the Potemkin Villages of the MAL that even as the inevitable popularity of POR-care was declared, Nelson felt it necessary to buy off his voters for supporting it?