Thursday, February 01, 2007

Democrat Leaders Not Spared Scrutiny

Some say "Don't point fingers when you're wallowing in the same mire."

The media recently picked up these stories on the new House and Senate leadership:

According to USA Today, Nancy Pelosi, fourth-ranking House Democrat Rahm Emanuel of Illinois, and Indiana Senator Evan Bayh failed to disclose they are officers of their family charities as required by law much like Tom Daschle's offense.

Pelosi is also demanding personal use of military aircraft for herself, relatives and just about everyone else. According to the Washington Times: "They are pressing the point of her succession and that the [Department of Defense] needs to play ball with the speaker's needs.” Although a Speaker's use of planes is not unusual, it's usually reserved only for the Speaker, not family, friends, and fellow congressmen. Cost is a huge issue as the planes are staffed with full crew including stewards, a bar, lots of food and other niceties.

Much like the Alaskan Bridge to Nowhere, Harry Reid bought undeveloped land in Arizona at cutthroat prices and now he's trying to get federal earmarks to pay for a new bridge across the Colorado River right next to his property. Shortly after the special deal on the land, he introduced a bill to help the seller's business. At least his bridge is to somewhere even if it is to his backyard.

1 comment:

sirocco said...

When they're being asses, rake em over the coals!