Friday, May 11, 2007

To Folkbum, With Love: Dump Calvert!

Jay complains that Republicans never bitch about shameful, dirty-handed, corrupt (or ineffably stupid) Republicans.


How's THIS, Jay?

Today, I declare war on the Republican Leadership of the United States House of Representatives. We must scalp one member. That member's name is Ken Calvert.

When John Doolittle had to step down from the House Appropriations Committee because of a corruption investigation, the House GOP gave the nod to Calvert.

In 2005, Calvert and a partner paid $550,000 for 4.3 acres of land. Calvert then used his earmarking powers to secure $8 million in funds for an interstate exchange on the property. He then sold the property for about $1 million.

Also in 2005, a business partner of Calvert's bought additional land that Calvert's earmarks benefited. When the property was sold, a firm financially connected to Calvert received a commission for the sale.

Doesn't bother me at all if this jackass gets dumped, prosecuted, and sentenced to prison for 30 years or so.

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