Sometimes Money Can Buy Happiness
It shouldn't come as a shock that oil-rich Arabs have been using their money to buy influence in this country. They've poured millions of dollars into our universities in an effort to promote their world view through various Middle Eastern Studies departments (with quite a bit of success I might add) and they've recently purchased a not insignificant share of Fox News, presumably with the same goal in mind...to influence the way Americans think. And now they've even attempted to corrupt the system used to decide the order in which people will receive organ transplants.
So far the Saudis have managed to influence our State Department, our colleges, and our media (and let's not forget who's been funding the madrassas that are filled to capacity with terrorists-in-training just waiting for their shot at the 72 virgins). And now they're using their huge bank accounts to manipulate a system that should strive to be scrupulously fair in its decision-making process in order to retain the public trust. Granted, the system isn't without flaws (the issue of Mickey Mantle comes to mind), but just maybe there's something about a Saudi national being bankrolled by the obscenely wealthy Saudi Embassy and getting a donated liver ahead of somebody who was closer to the top of the list that really bugs me.