Skip to comments.Boeing's Dicks A Curious Pick For Key Panel
Posted on 05/07/2010 5:49:52 PM PDT by Kaslin
Maybe this whole outsourcing thing has gone too far. Last week, House Democrats indicated they have plans to contract out the federal government's spending to Boeing.
Specifically, they are planning to outsource it to Mr. Boeing, aka Rep. Norm Dicks, D-Boeing, a Washington state lawmaker who has received tens of thousands dollars in campaign contributions from Boeing sources and is by complete coincidence, of course trying to direct tens of billions of dollars of government business to the military contractor.
Dicks has survived a House ethics probe related to influence peddling; he was cleared even though his contributors indicated that they believed their contributions would influence his actions. In recent weeks, he's been accused of what Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., calls "brazenly inappropriate behavior" in bullying competitors from bidding against Boeing for a $40 billion Pentagon contract. Dicks' office says that it was a "unique case" and that Dicks isn't uniformly pro-Boeing.
Now, with the just-announced retirement of Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., Democrats are sending strong signals that he will be replaced as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee by Dicks, the next in line giving the honorable gentleman from Boeing broad control of about $1.4 trillion in annual discretionary spending.
It's an odd message the Democrats are sending: Return us to power and we'll return to business as usual.
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Dick is a dick.
>”And that’s a curious title for an article.”
If you need me, I’ll be in the cockpit .....
I must admit that the title of this Article is an attention getter to say the least.
Dick is a dick......
A big swinging d
LOL! I thought it said Boeing dicks a curious pick.
Reminds me of one of those “Airport” movies.....
Actor George Kennedy is an airline pilot.
Hot stewardess....or flight attendant..... approaches him as he sits at the controls of the aircraft.
Hot blonde says, “You pilots are such MEN!”
George Kennedy replies, “That’s why they call it a COCKPIT!”
Dicks is in;
The fix is in;
Boeing gets its picks again.
For the Democrats, it’s situation Norm-al.
Looks like I picked a bad week to stop sniffing glue...