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Sheila Jackson Lee, Limousine Liberal [Renegs on FOX Interview]
NewsMax ^ | February 6, 2002 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff

Posted on 02/06/2002 4:12:56 PM PST by MeekOneGOP

NewsMax.com

 

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002

Sheila Jackson Lee, Limousine Liberal

On her Web site Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee claims, "As your Representative in Congress, I feel that it is my duty to ensure that the government tirelessly works on your behalf." But in reality she seems to think taxpayers must work tirelessly on her behalf so can be chauffeured one block to work.

United Press International noted today that "the fiery liberal" Texas Democrat is under fire in the latest issue of the conservative magazine The Weekly Standard.

"According to writer Sam Dealey, Jackson Lee has a staff member pick her up in a government car each morning to take her to work. That might not be a head-turning event except that she lives, according to Dealey, in an apartment building whose entrance is 200 paces - yes, paces - from the building where her office is located."

Fox News Channel has caught the plus-size prima donna on camera getting her taxpayer-funded lift. It reported tonight that she claims other congressmen in her building get the same perquisite, but she refused to name them and reneged on her pledge to appear on Fox.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: limousineliberal; sheilajacksonlee
Easy Link
http://www.newsmax.com/showinsidecover.shtml?a=2002/2/6/183929
Link to another FR article:
Sheila Jackson Lee, Limousine Liberal:
Does she think the ethics rules don't apply to her?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/620788/posts
1 posted on 02/06/2002 4:12:56 PM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: MeeknMing
I'll bet she says she's "entitled" to a limo, need it or not. A little exercise would be good for her.
2 posted on 02/06/2002 4:21:45 PM PST by caisson71
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To: MeeknMing
You wouldn't expect her to get her shoes dirty like the great unwashed pee-ons , do you?
3 posted on 02/06/2002 4:28:07 PM PST by concerned about politics
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To: concerned about politics
The follow-up story that I saw on Fox tonight, had the Jackson-Lee camp retorting that she had to take a car to work, because she had SO MANY heavy files to carry everyday!
4 posted on 02/06/2002 4:31:22 PM PST by A Citizen Reporter
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To: A Citizen Reporter
She's haulin something heavy around but it ain't files. It's the second syllable of what any demoncrap is--the first syllable being "jack".
5 posted on 02/06/2002 4:40:05 PM PST by D2BAH
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To: A Citizen Reporter
she had SO MANY heavy files to carry everyday!

Ah, isn't that always the justificatory excuse? "Look at all the work I'm doing for the American people!"

6 posted on 02/06/2002 4:45:48 PM PST by Fraulein
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To: D2BAH
Maybe the aide that is sitting in the car for 1/2 to 45 mins every morning, waiting for the queen to appear, and blocking traffic, might be enlisted to help her carry her files......sans car....
7 posted on 02/06/2002 4:50:53 PM PST by A Citizen Reporter
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To: A Citizen Reporter
I bet Hillary has a driver.
8 posted on 02/06/2002 4:53:34 PM PST by Howlin
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To: MeeknMing
You know, I agree that Lee's behavior is petty and wasteful. But when we attack her on stuff like this, it makes us look pretty ridiculous...
9 posted on 02/06/2002 4:58:43 PM PST by Bush2000
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To: Howlin
I bet Hillary has a driver.

She does. He runs over security guards at her request.

10 posted on 02/06/2002 5:00:21 PM PST by concerned about politics
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To: A Citizen Reporter
"she had SO MANY heavy files to carry everyday."

What happened to her democrat issued shredder?

11 posted on 02/06/2002 5:11:07 PM PST by dead culture watch
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To: A Citizen Reporter
"... The follow-up story that I saw on Fox tonight, had the Jackson-Lee camp retorting that she had to take a car to work, because she had SO MANY heavy files to carry everyday!"

I figured they would come up with something more original and say that her chauffered ride makes her a tougher target for Al-Queda.

12 posted on 02/06/2002 5:18:35 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: Bush2000
If you saw the interview Brit Hume did with the Weekly Standard writer last night, I think you might disagree. Ms. Jackson-Lee is a boor who masquerades as a congresswoman and she deserves to have a little sunlight thrown her way if only to temper her behavior with her poor staff and other assorted 'menials' who have the misfortune to come into contact with her.
13 posted on 02/06/2002 5:23:30 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: dead culture watch
What happened to her democrat issued shredder?

Maybe it's her huge Marxist handbook. Without it, she'd be lost.

14 posted on 02/06/2002 5:34:48 PM PST by concerned about politics
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To: vbmoneyspender
Ms. Jackson-Lee is a boor who masquerades as a congresswoman and she deserves to have a little sunlight thrown her way if only to temper her behavior with her poor staff and other assorted 'menials' who have the misfortune to come into contact with her.

I'm not debating that, friend. What I'm saying is that conservatives should stay out of the fray. Let Brit Hume and company attack her behavior. When we pile on, it just makes us look bad.
15 posted on 02/06/2002 5:36:58 PM PST by Bush2000
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To: Bush2000
Let Ms. Jackson-Lee have it. She is rude and needs to be exposed.
16 posted on 02/06/2002 6:33:52 PM PST by fabriclady
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To: Bush2000
The public has a right to know about how their representatives conduct themselves in public.Shelia Jackson Lee has a reputation for abusing her authority and charging racism when it suits her.Payback is fair play, or don't throw stones if you live in a glass house.
17 posted on 02/06/2002 7:26:39 PM PST by stimulate
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To: stimulate
The public has a right to know about how their representatives conduct themselves in public.Shelia Jackson Lee has a reputation for abusing her authority and charging racism when it suits her.Payback is fair play, or don't throw stones if you live in a glass house.

You guys aren't hearing me. I say that we bring it to the attention of the conservative press (say, at Fox News). And let them beat the crap out of her. Not us.
18 posted on 02/06/2002 9:03:12 PM PST by Bush2000
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To: Bush2000
I agree with you. But it is so tempting.
19 posted on 02/06/2002 9:22:16 PM PST by Octar
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To: D2BAH
To: A Citizen Reporter She's haulin something heavy around but it ain't files. It's the second syllable of what any demoncrap is--the first syllable being "jack".

You nailed it! LOL!

20 posted on 02/06/2002 9:25:51 PM PST by ladyinred
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To: Bush2000
As a Congresscritter, for Ms. Jackson Lee to take a government-leased car to work every day is illegal. Look it up. It is incumbent upon all of us to point out every single time these people break the law.
21 posted on 02/06/2002 9:46:26 PM PST by Clinton's a liar
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To: A Citizen Reporter
because she had SO MANY heavy files to carry everyday!

Why not get a staffer to carry them?

22 posted on 02/06/2002 9:56:16 PM PST by monkeyshine
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To: Clinton's a liar
Really? Why isn't that the focus of this story, then?
23 posted on 02/06/2002 9:56:46 PM PST by monkeyshine
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To: monkeyshine
It is part of the story in the original article in the Weekly Standard. I don't know why Fox didn't focus on that, nor NewsMax.
24 posted on 02/06/2002 10:08:47 PM PST by Clinton's a liar
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To: monkeyshine
From the Weekly Standard story:

According to the Congressional Handbook, the bible of dos and don'ts for House offices, "commuting expenses are not reimbursable." These costs are defined as "transportation expenses incurred by the Member or employees between their residence and duty station." A spokesman for the Committee on House Administration confirms that the use of a government-leased vehicle for commuting purposes and the use of a public employee as a driver are both violations of House rules. Of course, every lawmaker is expected to know the Congressional Handbook. But Jackson Lee was also provided a copy of these guidelines when her office leased the car that she rides in to work.

Found here:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/content/public/articles/000/000/000/867aejst.asp

25 posted on 02/06/2002 10:13:21 PM PST by Clinton's a liar
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To: Clinton's a liar
Bump the criminals into prison. Ban them from the House.
26 posted on 02/06/2002 10:24:57 PM PST by monkeyshine
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To: Bush2000
Piling on top of Shelia ... now there is a real disgusting thought. Sends shivers down my spine. YUK
27 posted on 02/06/2002 10:25:34 PM PST by ImpBill
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To: fabriclady
"She ... needs to be exposed."

That also conjures up a frightening vision. YUK again.

28 posted on 02/06/2002 10:28:44 PM PST by ImpBill
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To: ImpBill
bttt
29 posted on 02/07/2002 3:34:36 PM PST by YankeeFan
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