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Speaking of Tom DeLay...

by Dan McC / April 6, 2005 3:14 AM PDT
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Your first link was to a piece about global warming
by Josh K / April 6, 2005 3:23 AM PDT

Global Warming + Tom DeLay = even more hot air?

I'm sure the payouts to his wife and daughter were perfectly legitimate and weren't an attempt to dodge or skirt any laws. To think otherwise would be..........well, you know.


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Posting the wrong
by Dan McC / April 6, 2005 5:03 AM PDT
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Just be more careful next time, Benedict!
by Josh K / April 6, 2005 5:11 AM PDT
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"Mrs. DeLay provides big picture, long-term strategic guidance and helps with personnel decisions."

Yeah, my wife does that too.

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She makes sure you
by Dan McC / April 6, 2005 5:18 AM PDT

don't end up with a pretty secretary?

Just don't forget to give her the half a million dollars!


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Dan, Delay has six months at most before joining Jim Wright
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / April 6, 2005 3:42 AM PDT

and Newt in the "leaders forced out of the House" club. Btw, current polls in his district say Delay would lose to the guy he barely beat last time...

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They're down in Texas now.
by Dan McC / April 6, 2005 5:19 AM PDT

Did you apply to get on '***** Eye for the Straight Guy'?


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Are you...
by Dick White / April 6, 2005 6:15 AM PDT

casting aspersions on DK's sartorial taste? (oh, that's right, we saw it when he posted his vacation pictures, didn't we...) Devil


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OK, Guys
by Dan McC / April 6, 2005 6:44 AM PDT
In reply to: Are you...

Be honest. Who among us could not benefit from a little time with the Fab 5?


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I know I could!
by Josh K / April 6, 2005 6:56 AM PDT
In reply to: OK, Guys

Those guys ROCK. In fact we've been meaning to try some of Ted's recipes. You can find them at the QE website. I don't generally like the modern-style furniture that Thom seems to prefer, but it always looks so good in the houses/apartments he puts it in. They're all really good at what they do, and Carson is so over the top that it's hard not to like him.

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Maureen Dowd on 'the Passion of the Tom.'
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / April 8, 2005 1:05 AM PDT
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First Republican Representative calls for resignation
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / April 11, 2005 4:22 AM PDT
Two in GOP Take Aim at DeLay

>> The near-solid wall of public support that Republicans have displayed for beleaguered House Majority Leader Tom DeLay began to crack Sunday, with a Senate leader saying the Texas Republican needed to "lay out what he did and why he did it" and a House member (From CT, btw) calling on him to step down from his leadership post. <<

Six months may have been too high an estimate...

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More questions about inappropriate travel, etc.
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / April 24, 2005 2:37 AM PDT
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Why stop there? Let's talk Reid...
by Edward ODaniel / April 24, 2005 4:14 AM PDT

?So Pervasive Are The Ties Among Reid, Members Of His Family And Nevada?s Leading Industries And Institutions That It?s Difficult To Find A Significant Field In Which Such A Relationship Does Not Exist.? (Chuck Neubauer and Richard T. Cooper, ?In Nevada, The Name To Know Is Reid,? Los Angeles Times, 6/23/03)

Or possibly other documented ethics problems he, Harry Reid, has such as:
Sen. Harry Reid's, D-Nev., arrogantly racist condemnation of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is but the latest racial tinged hate speech directed at conservative blacks by liberal Democrats. His Uncle Bull Connors and his Uncle Orval Faubus must be proud of him. (interesting but not surprising that Reid and DaveK "think" <and I use the term loosely> much alike)

Or how about Pelosi and her more numerous than any other Congress Critter's tax payer and lobby funded excursions?
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helped secure $3 million last year for a nonprofit transportation-research organization whose president gave money to her political action committee as the group was paying for a European trip for one of her policy advisers.

Or maybe Boxer's trips?
Between January 2000 and May 2004, private and nonprofit organizations spent about $14.4 million to send members of the House and Senate on more than 4,800 trips, according to an analysis of congressional travel disclosure forms by Medill News Service in partnership with American Public Media's Marketplace program and American RadioWorks.

Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., reported 13 trips totaling $60,234. Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., reported accepting $584 total in travel expenses for three trips; however, each senator had one trip that she reported on annual financial disclosure forms, which do not require senators to state costs of the trips. Rep. Bob Filner, D-Chula Vista, reported eight privately sponsored trips, worth more than $7,000 in travel, lodging and food, from 2000 to 2003. Filner did not travel in 2004, according to records filed with the House Legislative Resource Center.

Keep up the windmill tilting because it is fun to watch.


LA TIMES - At least 17 senators and 11 members of the House have children, spouses or other close relatives who lobby or work as consultants, most in Washington, according to lobbyist reports, financial-disclosure forms and other state and federal records. Many are paid by clients who count on the related lawmaker for support.

But Harry Reid is in a class by himself. One of his sons and his son-in-law lobby in Washington for companies, trade groups and municipalities seeking Reid's help in the Senate. A second son has lobbied in Nevada for some of those same interests, and a third has represented a couple of them as a litigator.

In the last four years alone, their firms have collected more than $2 million in lobbying fees from special interests that were represented by the kids and helped by the senator in Washington. So pervasive are the ties among Reid, members of his family and Nevada's leading industries and institutions that it's difficult to find a significant field in which such a relationship does not exist.

New York Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop: Daughter Molly was paid $46,995 as his 2004 campaign's finance director.

Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich.: Wife Laurie Stupak earned about $36,000 annually the past two years as the finance director for her husband's campaign.

In addition, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) paid her son, a lawyer, $130,000 over four years to run her political action committee, according to her campaign filings.

Connecticut Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman: Son Matthew received about $34,000 and daughter Rebecca about $36,000 for working on the senator's 2004 presidential campaign.

There are Republicans listed there too but I have listed the Democrats as they are the ones calling such "unethical".

Hypocrite seems to be interchangably spelled Democrat.

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