Saturday, January 07, 2006
I knew I was in the wrong profession!
From Molly Ivins, Abramoff Even Misused Charities
...According to the Associated Press, Tom DeLay "visited cliff-top Caribbean resorts, golf courses designed by PGA champions and four-star restaurants, all courtesy of donors who bankrolled his political empire.Argh! These people party it up on money that should have been used by the poor, needy, & less-fortunate. SCUMBAGS! By the way, how did Delay and his associates get time off to go enjoy these places (that most of us have never gotten to go to, even once)? Oh, right, they probably were having "working" golf-rounds, hotels stays, meals.
"Over the past six years, the former House majority leader and his associates have visited places of luxury most Americans have never seen, often getting there aboard corporate jets arranged by lobbyists and other special interests.
"Public documents reviewed by the Associated Press tell the story: at least 48 visits to golf clubs, and resorts with lush fairways, 100 flights aboard company planes, 200 stays at hotels, many world class, and 500 meals at restaurants, some averaging nearly $2,000 for a dinner for two.
"Instead of his personal expense, the meals and trips for DeLay and his associates were paid with donations collected by the campaign committees, political action committees and children's charity the Texas Republican created during his rise to the top of Congress."...