The mystery behind Unity08′s lack of a promised update to their report of donations has been solved.
The donors list on the Unity08 website has not been updated to reflect donations of $200 or more through October 1 (one month later than the previous update through September 1), because (as the IRS 3rd Quarter report shows) there was not a single donation of $200 or more to Unity08 after the single donation on September 1 reported the month before.
Only three donations of at least $200 were received by Unity08 in August and September:
8/2/2006 Shane Kinkennon 1440 Church St. NW #203 Washington DC 20005 $250
8/14/2006 George Vradenbur 1350 I Street NW Ste 200 Washington DC 20005 $5000
9/1/2006 Lasley Gober 2762 Dover Rd. Atlanta GA 30327 $200
“George Vradenbur” is misspelled, and actually refers to George Vradenburg, an expert on media policy who now works for America Online as a Senior Vice President on policy issues. (Steve Case, the CEO of America Online, donated $5000 too, back in late June of 2006).
Lasley Gober is on the Unity08 Founders’ Council. Ms. Gober also teaches at the Westminster Schools, where Kathleen Jordan attends as a student. Kathleen Jordan is the daughter of Hamilton Jordan, a former White House Chief of Staff who is listed as a co-founder of Unity08.
This is turning out to be a really, really grassy grassroots organization.