Monday, April 25, 2005

The expenses charged to lobbyists' credit cards

Gebe Martinez and Michael Hedges of the Houston Chronicle take a look at the actual expenses charged to the credit cards of two DeLay-friendly lobbyists:

• Business Class tickets for DeLay and his wife to London on Continental Airlines and British Airways: $6,938.70
• Golfing fees at St. Andrews: $5,000 per golfer, including DeLay.
• Deluxe room at the London Four Seasons Hotel: $790 a night for four nights.
• Private car from Heathrow airport to the hotel: $302.
• Six theater tickets: $434. (DeLay's attorney said the lawmaker did not recall attending the theater but the tickets were charged to his room)

• Getting caught: Priceless.

Sorry, that was predictable. What do you think ought to be the ending?


  • Let's make the cost of getting caught, 30 years of hard labor.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:32 PM  

  • sounds good to me ...
    hows about GETTING CAUGHT ??

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:41 PM  

  • This quote deserves a bump; hell, maybe someone should stickie it on DeLay's forehead:

    "The time has come that the American people know exactly what their Representatives are doing here in Washington. Are they feeding at the public trough, taking lobbyist-paid vacations, getting wined and dined by special interest groups? Or are they working hard to represent their constituents? The people, the American people, have a right to know... I say the best disinfectant is full disclosure, not isolation." - U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay, 11/16/95

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:44 PM  

  • The Republican credo: "A lie is as good as the truth if you can get somebody to believe it." They would rather climb a 20 ft. greased pole and tell a lie than stay on the ground and tell the truth. Jay Ross, 1118 Nantucket Dr., Bay city, MI 48706 --

    By Anonymous Jay Ross, at 8:09 PM  

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