Danny Taggart's Blogarama

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Saturday, January 01, 2005

Oink oink! Our "leaders" in action

This is the stuff that should be repeated in the media, over and over and over again, instead of stupid whining about how Bush didn't express contrition over the Tsunami fast enough. Some excerpts:
    Real estate developer Jonathan Rubini arranged for Stevens to get into a deal in which he turned $50,000 into as much as $1.5 million ‹ and Stevens was the only investor not liable for any debts, the Times said. In the meantime, he muscled through a $450 million contract for Rubini from the military, despite the view of Air Force officials that Rubini "lacked capacity and adequate funding."
    Consider Karen Weldon, the 29-year-old daughter of Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that despite her lack of foreign-policy experience, Karen was given a lobbyist contract of a quarter-million dollars from Serbian interests allied with accused war criminal Slobodan Milosevic, as well as a $20,000-a-month contract with a Russian aerospace manufacturer. Rep. Weldon later pushed to get visas for the Serbians and deals for the Russian company.
Remember, our government-run prisons - oops, I mean schools - teach us these people are our "public servants."