Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Pot assures the kettle of its whiteness

DeLay defends Cunningham's home sale

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) yesterday defended Rep. Duke Cunningham (R-Calif.) after calls from congressional Democrats to investigate the Republican appropriator for selling his San Diego home to a defense contractor whose firm had received $65 million in federal funds in 2004.

“Duke Cunningham is a hero,” DeLay said during a press briefing Tuesday. “He is an honorable man of high integrity.”
Cunningham sold his home in 2003 to Mitchell Wade, president of MZM Inc., a Nevada-based defense contractor that specializes in security and intelligence-gathering technology. The company lost $700,000 after it resold the property eight months later, the San Diego Union-Tribune first reported Sunday.

At the briefing, DeLay also defended Democratic Rep. John Murtha (Pa.), who was the subject of a Los Angeles Times article questioning the lobbying activities of Murtha’s brother in connection with passage of last year’s $417 billion defense spending bill.

The article said Murtha’s brother, Robert “Kit” Murtha, is a senior partner at a Washington lobbying firm that represented 10 companies that received a combined $20.8 million in contracts from the defense bill.

I know that John Murtha is an honorable man,” DeLay said during the briefing, adding that he did not know any details of the article. “He is a man of great integrity.”
Albert Einstein offered more than one great equation in his lifetime. In addition to e =mc2, he said that "If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut."

Congressman Bugman: What with all the lobbyist-paid golf junkets, you seem to have "y" down. And perhaps there was lots of "x" behind your rise to the top of the Republican dung heap. But when it comes to passing judgement on the ethical difficulties of other Congressmen, you might want to consider the words of that famous egghead Jew, and take a heapin' dose of "z."


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