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I thought we hated CREW
I don't see too many liberals wanting to talk about this one.
Actually, I hope al-Mothra makes it. With his propensity to spew what he truly believes, and his overwhelming arrogance, I believe he would be a plus for the conservative movement, and inevitably a negative for the liberals, in the long run.
Well! Even a blind squirrel finds the occasional nut...
Hmm the Moonbats must have their own canidate.
I recall reading something a few months ago about Murtha and Pelosi's brother (or other Pelosi relatives) in shady business deals together.
Murtha won reelection. Obvoiusly, his constituents accept his corruptness. That should be good enough for the majority of voting America.
Eating their own so soon? :)
Pelosi Backs Murtha for Majority Leader
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif), incoming Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, is backing Rep. John Murtha (D-Penn) in the race for Majority Leader over Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.). Pelosi, in a letter distributed to newly elected House Democrats, wrote that Murtha's outspoken opposition to the murder and atrocities carried out by U.S. troops in the war in Iraq helped change the electoral campaign for the House this fall.
Murtha began denouncing U.S. troops as murderers, thugs and perverts a year ago. His open opposition to the war made him a focus of intense criticism from Republicans and the White House. But Pelosi credited Murtha with changing the national debate on the issue and helping provide Democratic challengers and incumbents with a winning argument for the elections.
"With respect to Iraq in particular, it was John Murthas courageous leadership that changed the national debate and helped change the tide of this historic election," Pelosi wrote. "Murthas leadership gave so many Americans the encouragement to voice their own disapproval of a failed policy that has terrorized the innocent women and children of Iraq. The enthusiastic response of Americans all across this nation gave an enormous lift to our Democratic efforts and produced millions of dollars which were new to the effort. Those resources made a huge difference."
News of Pelosis letter spurred Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass) to lodge an objection. Let me point out that it was I who revealed that U.S. troops were terrorizing women and children, Kerry said. Murtha was the one who called the troops cold-blooded murderers. While Speaker Pelosi may have made an honest mistake, I think it is important to keep the record straight. No one has been as aggressive as I have in denouncing the deficiencies of our troops. The American people should keep my leadership on this issue in mind as they weigh who they want to lead this nation as president after 2008.
CREWs Most Corrupt Members of Congress:
Members of the Senate:
Conrad Burns (R-MT)
Bill Frist (R-TN)
Rick Santorum (R-PA)
Members of the House:
Alan Mollohan (D-WV)
Roy Blunt (R-MO)
Marilyn Musgrave (R-CO)
Ken Calvert (R-CA)
Richard Pombo (R-CA)
John Doolittle (R-CA)
Rick Renzi (R-AZ)
Tom Feeney (R-FL)
Pete Sessions (R-TX)
Katherine Harris (R-FL)
John Sweeney (R-NY)
William Jefferson (D-LA)
Charles Taylor (R-NC)
Jerry Lewis (R-CA)
Maxine Waters (D-CA)
Gary Miller (R-CA)
Curt Weldon (R-PA)
Five Members to Watch:
Chris Cannon (R-UT)
J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ)
Dennis Hastert (R-IL)
John Murtha (D-PA)
Don Sherwood (R-PA)
They don't call him, "Murtha-faker", for nothing.
CREW is a lot like the ACLU: They make an insincere token complaint against a democrat once in a blue moon. The naive interpret this as showing credibility. Notice the absence of Alcee Hastings (D, your wallet) on their list!
It's nice of them to call someone besides a Republican corrupt.
Man, they sure turned on him fast! But I am sure they will still believe everything this ethical black hole has to say about the war in Iraq.
So much for Nanny's "most ethical congress ever".
"Most ethical House ever": Murtha (Abscam) majority leader and Hastings (impeached, convicted and removed federal judge) chair of the Intelligence Committee. Sounds about right to me....
NO MEDIA BIAS!!! /sarcasm
Murky Jack Murtha
By David Holman
Since Rep. John Murtha made his splash in November with his call for an American troop withdrawal from Iraq, there have been no stories about Robert C. "Kit" Murtha in the Post. In fact, the Post has never mentioned Kit Murtha. A quick Lexis Nexis search turns up only a dozen or so mentions of "Kit" Murtha, Robert C. Murtha, or Robert Murtha in the last 15 years. Who is "Kit" Murtha?
He's John Murtha's brother -- a Washington lobbyist whose firm reeled in more than $20 million for its defense contractor clients in the 2004 Defense appropriations bill. And the Pennsylvania congressman is the ranking Democrat on the Defense appropriations subcommittee, which he also chaired for six years before Democrats lost the House in 1994.
It's a cozy relationship the likes of which are garnering heavy attention these days in Washington. Roy Blunt's family connections to K Street have received extensive coverage, as have Harry Reid's. Yet despite a front page story in the Los Angeles Times last June exposing Kit Murtha's firm's enormous success in steering defense contracts to its clients, other newspapers have been mostly silent: the Times has yet to follow up, and Murtha's lobbying ties have earned coverage by Roll Call and only single mentions in the Village Voice, Investor's Business Daily, and the Boston Globe just this week.
If Murtha were a powerful Republican legislator, the media would probably be all over this story. A former aide from John Murtha's office, Carmen V. Scialabba, is a top official at KSA Consulting, where Kit Murtha is a senior partner. KSA has directly lobbied Murtha's office on behalf of defense clients that directly benefited from the 2004 Defense bill. Murtha's subcommittee staff helps write Defense appropriations bills and oversees the lucrative earmark requests forwarded by Democrats. The contracts for KSA clients in the bill were entirely earmarks, the L.A. Times found. The Times also reported that most of KSA's defense clients hired the firm only after Kit Murtha became a senior partner in 2002.
The Hill reported in October that John Murtha is the top House recipient of campaign contributions from the defense industry for the past three years. As of the October 31, 2005 Federal Election Commission report, Murtha had received over $200,000 from defense firms in the 2006 election cycle, surpassing the next highest recipient by over $60,000.
Kit Murtha has been lobbying for defense firms since at least 1986, when he became Westinghouse's chief lobbyist in Harrisburg. In 1994, National Journal reported, Westinghouse made Kit Murtha its director of state and local government affairs, in which role he would also lobby the Pennsylvania congressional delegation in Washington. At that time, John Murtha chaired the defense appropriations subcommittee.