Sunday, March 16, 2008

'Nuther Reason I'd Make a Poor Politician

In yesterday's Spokesman-Review there was an article about Cathy McMorris Rodgers taking a one-year moratorium on earmarks because they encourage corruption. I realize the whole charade is political grandstanding which is another reason why I despise politics. There was no mention in the article about how the worst of the earmarking that has ever occurred took place while the Republicans were in control of Congress during Bush's presidency. That's a reason why I distrust the media. Let's face it, there are few journalists today. We have to dig to get a complete story. But I digress.

Anyway, in response to my representative's grandstanding I sent an acidly derisive letter to the editor to the Spokesman-Review. Truth be told, she's way down the list when it comes to using earmarks, but she uses them. And she wasn't in Congress when the worst of it was happening. That was our famous three-terms-only (no, make it five) George Nethercutt. So I focused my letter only on her.

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