Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on January 09, 2007 08:02 AM
Nope, Microsoft got smart and paid up to both parties. Look at what happened when the Republican Governor of Massachusetts, through his CIO (Peter Quinn) put the OpenDocument requirement in place. Microsoft immediately started funding Democrats like State Senator Marc Pacheco BIG TIME. And now, a Microsoft employee sits on the Massachusetts Governor's Technology Advisory Board.
The reason MS got nailed by the Clinton Administration is that they hadn't started ponying up the campaign dollar$. All that changed in 2000. Democrats today back Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) and Treacherous Computing (TC) just as fervently as Republicans do.