Gee, Who Couldn’t See This Coming?
From the Wall Street Journal, “House Ethics Office Ends Probe of Murtha, 2 Others” [emphasis from original]: A key House investigating body has dropped its probe of Rep. John Murtha (D., Pa.) and two other members of the House’s defense-spending committee, according to people familiar with the matter. The Office of Congressional Ethics has informed aides to Murtha as well as Reps. Norm Dicks (D., | Read More »
Barney Frank and the Democrats’ Own Amnesia
Over at Huffpo, Dishonorable Congressturd Barney Frank penned a long-winded screed to slam Republicans for their “amnesia” about how they, and not Democrats, are the only ones culpable for the current financial crisis. As anyone with a brain will notice (which cancels out those from Frank’s district who keep voting for him), it is nothing more than an attempt to deflect from his own malfeasance | Read More »
A New Twist to the Burris Saga; Porkulus to be Signed Today
President Obama is scheduled to sign (or already has signed) Porkulus. Three Senate liberal Republicans, Collins, Snowe, and Specter, let it happen. But so did another key vote, Democrat Roland Burris, Obama’s tainted replacement to be the U.S. Senator from Illinois. As I had mentioned here, Burris voted for both versions that passed the Senate last week. You may ask, so what? A new twist | Read More »
Porkulus Fraudulently Passed
A new twist has been added to the Roland Burris saga as our “illustrious” junior Illinois U.S. Senator conveeeeniently forgot to mention that he was hit up by Blago’s brother for a $10,000 campaign donation. Of course, Burris wouldn’t be a U.S. Senator if Democrats in Illinois, the U.S. Senate, and the White House hadn’t of caved on getting Burris installed by the corrupt and | Read More »
Gregg Withdraws From Commerce Nomination
Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) has just withdrawn his name from consideration to be the next Secretary of Commerce. Via Hot Air, Michelle Malkin has Gregg’s statement [emphasis mine]: “However, it has become apparent during this process that this will not work for me as I have found that on issues such as the stimulus package and the Census there are irresolvable conflicts for me. Prior | Read More »
This Guy for Secretary of Commerce
I had half-jokingly thought this guy would be the best pick. More on this later. President Barack Obama’s idea to put Republican New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg to be the new Secretary of Commerce is nothing more than a blatantly obvious political ploy. Apparently, Obama doesn’t want someone to manage all of the agencies of the Commerce Department; he just wants a face to be | Read More »
BREAKING: Blago Gone!!!
Rod Blagojevich was just convicted in his impeachment trial in the Illinois Senate. A 2/3 vote was needed. It was unanimous, 59-0. Congratulations to new Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.