Monday, December 11, 2006

It's got to be a "Monday"...

Well I'm playing city editor again today, which means reporting duties take a back seat. And, as I use to say when I was the city editor here, if it's Monday let have all the problems today so the rest of the week will be easy. Today I am being reminded of that old saying, be careful what you ask for - you might just get it.

Anyway...there is a silver lining to this Monday cloud, and that is I'm taking care of a large chunk of that leftover vacation time beginning tomorrow. I won't be around here for the next 10 days. (I am, however, making one exception in that I'm coming in briefly Wednesday afternoon when Congressman-elect Joe Courtney pays his first visit to the Norwich Bulletin editorial board since winning election in last month's mid-term elections. That story on what he has to say will run in Thursday's paper.)

The rest of the week and much of next week will be spent finishing my Christmas shopping, attending a few scheduled Christmas parties with friends and family...and generally enjoying the lead up to the holidays.

So what's up with you all as we await the start of the new legislative years in Hartford and in Washington?


Blogger mccommas said...

I was wondering when you were going to get around to asking Congressman-elect Joe Courtney a few tough questions about the people he associates with.

Like “Whats a crook like Murtha doing as chairman of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee”?

Was Courtney one of the 86 within the Democrat caucus that voted for Murtha for Majority Leader? I want to know. Please ask him next chance you get. That is not public information. They kept that vote secret (little wonder) but you can sure ask him and get him on the record one way or the other.

I also want to know why or why not he did or did not vote for Murtha for Majority Leader. I want to know the reasons.

Wasn’t Courtney concerned about this guy being an unindicted co-conspirator in the Abscam FBI sting opertation that convicted a U.S. Senator, six Congressman and the Mayor of Camden, New Jersey?

And now he is going to make decisions that will affect Eastern Connecticut. Is that good or bad for us?

This is what Murtha said “I'm not interested... at this point" in direct response to an offer of $50,000 --- cold hard cash -- REAL MONEY!! -- litterly piled up on a table right next to the crooked congressman.

“At this point”

That’s definitely one of those things that makes me go hummmmmm.

Have you watched the FBI video?

This is it:

The entire time Murtha is fishing around hinting he wants to play but won’t untill he is secure enough with the the undercover FBI agents – well-- aren’t undercover FBI agents.

At a minimum Murtha was in clear violation of not reporting the attempted bribe to the House Ethics Committee. That clearly indicates to me while Murtha didn’t take the cold hard cash that day, he intended to take the cold hard cash when he felt it was safe to do so.

According to Wikipedia, “In July 1981, the House Ethics Committee chose not to file charges against Congressman Murtha, following a mostly party line vote. The resignation later that day of Republican E. Barrett Prettyman, Jr., the panel's special counsel, has been interpreted as an act of protest.”

Murtha wants to reinstating the draft.

Does Courtney agree with him?

I look forward to reading your hard hitting news story soon.

10:53 AM  
Blogger mccommas said...

As George Will would say “The silence is deafening”!

10:29 AM  

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