Vultures Row: Are You a Hypocrite?

Are You a Hypocrite?

This is from the SF GATE of all places. If you are intellectually honest, you have to ask yourself what is the difference between the rest of the members of congress doing this and Tom DeLay?

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas: Wife and daughter were paid more than $500,000 since 2001 for working for DeLay's campaign and political action committees.

_ Connecticut Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman: Son Matthew received about $34,000 and daughter Rebecca about $36,000 for working on the senator's 2004 presidential campaign.

_ Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash.: Nephew Todd Reichert was paid $3,000 last year, plus several hundred dollars for mileage, for serving as driver.

_ California Democratic Rep. Fortney "Pete" Stark: Wife Deborah earns $2,400 a month for serving as campaign consultant.

_ Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Calif.: Wife Arlene Willis serves as congressional chief of staff at a salary of nearly $111,000.

_ Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich.: Wife Laurie Stupak earned about $36,000 annually the past two years as the finance director for her husband's campaign.

_ Rep. Bob Ney, R-Ohio: Wife Elizabeth was paid about $1,730 a month during his 2004 campaign. She has worked as a campaign consultant for him since the 2001 election cycle.

_ Rep. Jim Costa, D-Calif.: Cousin Ken Costa made about $45,000 for serving as a co-campaign manager last year.

_ Rep. Chris Cannon, R-Utah: Three college-age children worked on his campaign last year. Emily was paid $5,425, Jane $9,508 and Laura $17,766.

_ Rep. Lincoln Davis, D-Tenn.: Sister-in-law Sharon Davis has been his campaign treasurer since 1994,and daughter Libby Davis was his campaign coordinator in the last half of 2004. Libby Davis was paid about $2,334 a month; Sharon Davis was paid about $1,000 a month for bookkeeping last year.

_ Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, employs his wife, Kathy, as his campaign manager. She was paid $21,791 over four months, including a $7,500 bonus last November.

_ New York Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop: Daughter Molly was paid $46,995 as his 2004 campaign's finance director.

_ California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher: Wife Rhonda Carmony makes $40,000 a year as his campaign manager.

The only difference is that there has been created, a false issue of ethics concerns over DeLay. They were started by Chris Bell, a spoiled brat who was mad because he lost an election after the redistricting in Texas. The 527s funded by a foreign national, George Soros then picked up the ball and have raised issue after issue. The Congressional Ethics Committee has never convicted DeLay of anything; no charges have ever been filed. All of the allegations are just that allegations.

The Media has latched onto this like they did the “vaccine” shortage, the Jackson trial, and any other Cause of the day.

The other charges of trips are in the same category; Pelosi (Pelosi Helped donor to PAC ), Schumer (Schumer uses public money for campaign flights), Biden (Biden make over $90k in trips and Boxer (Average cost per trip is over $5k) come to mind.

If these allegations are in fact of concern to the left then every single person on that list should be given the exact same level of scrutiny.

If you think it is an outrage when DeLay does it, and you don’t think it is when anyone else does , regardless of the party, then you are simply a hypocrite.


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