Thursday, February 09, 2006

How to succeed in Congress

What is Tom DeLay's reward for bringing disgrace and scandal to the House of Representatives? A coveted seat on the House Appropriations Committee, that's what. And, get this--DeLay will sit on a subcommittee overseeing the Justice Department which has jurisdiction over the Justice Department. That's right, the same agency that is now investigating the Jack Abramoff scandals. Read the AP story here.

And why is there a vacancy on the Appropriations Committee? Because Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-CA) resigned after pleading guilty in November to accepting bribes in return for government business and other favors.

We couldn't make this stuff up.


  • And now this scumbucket can resign and plead guilty for accepting favors....

    They can all get in line.....YOU'RE FINISHED, DELAY!!!!! Blunt you too!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:45 PM  

  • If American voters have any sense, they will boot the entire Republican contingent out of the House of Reps. Then it won't matter what committee Delay is "serving" on.
    Are you holding your breath ? I'm not. American voting boobs are likely to repeat the debacle of 2004. They should have had a pretty good idea of what lay ahead then, but they were too frightened by the "terrorist threat" and too dim witted to see through the smoke. They ( and we all ) will get what they deserve in 2006.

    By Anonymous fscalzi, at 2:12 AM  

  • I see it the opposite way...Abramoff is going to take a whole enclave down with him, the voting machines are just about gone, and we'll get tons of independents and fresh blood....right into the offices.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:33 AM  

  • Isn't this an obvious conflict of interest. Isn't it WAY inappropriate for him to be handling the money he's accused of stealing?

    By Blogger pat, at 1:38 PM  

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