Skip to comments.Shakedown Street: Nancy Pelosi and House Dems hit up lobbyists in a sleazy scramble for cash
Posted on 09/16/2010 10:11:50 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
Eleanor Holmes Norton, the delegate representing Washington D.C. in the House, called a lobbyist earlier this month and, after not reaching him, left a revealing voice mail. Her voice message notes that the lobbyist had contributed to other members of the Transportation and Infrastructure committee that Ms. Norton is a senior member of and drops hints that she has the power to give or deny favors. "We particularly, uh, need, uh, contributions, particularly those of us who have the seniority and chairmanships and are in a position to raise the funds," she tells the lobbyist.
She then details her role overseeing a large economic development project in Washington D.C. that was financed by stimulus bill spending. Ms. Norton apparently believes the lobbyist has an interest in the project and says she is "frankly surprised" that he hasn't contributed to her in the past.
Ms. Norton's office didn't respond to several requests for comment yesterday, leaving open the question of whether she crossed ethical lines that prohibit members from linking contributions to the performance of their official duties. At least one House member I spoke with says Ms. Norton is in clear violation of House rules and should be hauled up before the Ethics Committee.
The sleazy scramble for cash initiated by Speaker Pelosi is a far cry from her pledge to run the "most ethical and honest Congress in history" when Democrats won control in 2006. Just last February, when asked at a news conference about that quote, she interrupted a reporter and said "And we are."
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“culture of corruption” alert!!
Pelosi’s world is a CESSPOOL of corruption
Eleanor Holmes Norton has the biggest ass and thighs I have ever seen. She makes Hillary’s ass and thighs look petite. I used to live on Cap Hill near her. What a load.
Glad this made the WSJ, but probably the only MSM outlet that will run with it.
If I was going to shake people down, I don’t think I would do it by leaving messages on the phone. Then again, I don’t think anyone ever declared Eleanor Holmes Norton as the brightest bulb in the lot. Her “brilliance” was confirmed a couple years ago while being interviewed by Steven Colbert.
Pelosi’s “ethics” could be compared to the holding tank on a Porta Potty.
"Hi, I'm Eleanor Holmes Norton. Buy me."
Yeah, right. That'll happen. //sarc//
Didn’t skim enough money from TARP????
The banker’s don’t have enough money either????
“I used to live on Cap Hill near her. What a load.”
Amen.....and a psycho too.
“Amen.....and a psycho too.”
I never tried talking to her, she was always surrounded by some flunkies. She thinks herself of royal lineage.