Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Tan, Rested & Ready
Democratic Congressman Eliot Engel said Thursday that GOP House Majority Leader Tom DeLay did nothing wrong by taking several trips abroad and having the costs picked up by lobbyists, and even praised the top Republican - after he was confronted with NewsMax's report detailing his own congressional junkets.
He went on to note that that he has no problems with the travel DeLay has taken:
The Bronx Democrat said that unless members of Congress are allowed to have their travel expenses picked up either by the taxpayers or private groups, only wealthy members who can afford to travel will be able to go on fact finding missions.
So where is the story about a split in the Democratic party? What about just a story reporting that a Democrat is supporting DeLay; surely that is news?
It was both brilliant and courageous to have Mike, an intelligent and reasonable political opponent, guest blog. When my summer vacation comes, I'd like you both to be among the guest bloggers on The View From The Nest.
Ranten N. Raven