March 07, 2006
Takin' care of the constituents
Others have mentioned embattled Representative Tom DeLay's election night plans, but only Juanita puts it in proper context:
March 7 - You can spent tonight watching election returns with Tom Campbell, Nick Lampson, Mike Fjeltand, or Pat Baig for free. You DeLay voters will have to cough-up at $500 and a plane ticket to DeeCee -- that's IF you got an invitation, of course.
Applying the most important test in contemporary American politics to CD22 - do you want to drink a beer with somebody who will charge you for it?
P.S. Ron Paul is going to be partying up in DC instead of in Texas too. No word on whether Cynthia-not- Nancy Sinatra will be hosting a free party.
Posted by Jim Dallas on March 07, 2006 to Election 2006
The House had a vote on reauthorization of the Patriot Act last night. While the vote looked large, special rules required a supermajority for passage, and it only got that supermajority by two votes.
Candidates and bloggers who snipe at lawmakers for being in D.C. doing their jobs are kind of funny. :)
There are plenty of opportunities for legitimate DeLay bashing out there; there's no reason to make an issue out of what isn't.
If DeLay was here instead of in Washington, his foes would criticize him for not being present to vote, and for not representing his district in Washington.