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  •  Let the shaming of the Senators begin! (4.00)
    The selfish pricks should put their money where their mouth is and show how patriotic they really are!

    "Oh, how I miss the days of Monica Lewinsky..."

    by LawSkoolPunk on Mon Sep 19, 2005 at 03:53:12 PM PDT

    •  The fool is in the House. (none)
      Let the shaming of Rep. Don Young being!
      •  My bad.... (none)
        Kos referred to him as Senator Don Young up in the diary.

        "Oh, how I miss the days of Monica Lewinsky..."

        by LawSkoolPunk on Mon Sep 19, 2005 at 03:58:01 PM PDT

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        •  Rep. Don Young wants some Damn Credit. (none)
          Rep. Don Young get pass over for the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee in favor of Rep. Peter King. Now, he is crying over not getting credit for raising money for Red Cross
          One of the political journals covering Capitol Hill published a story suggesting Young's chances to become Homeland Security chairman were dashed because he returned from the August recess late, missing the first week of Congress' struggle to respond to hurricane Katrina.

          Young said he was absent because he was participating in a Katrina fundraiser in Roslyn, Wash.

          "I wasn't going to fly back here and then fly back up. No way," Young said.

          He said the event raked in $550,000 for the Red Cross.

          "I raised more money (for Katrina victims) as an individual than any other member of this Congress," Young said. "And have I gotten credit for it? No. They want to write some snide little ... remark in the doggone paper."

          Loser!
          •  great compassion (none)
            We need to get rid of any politician -- Republican, Democrat, or other, though it seems there are a lot more Republicans than anything else in this category -- who view public office as an opportunity to get something for themselves. We need a movement to return power to people who seek it in order to help the people they represent. Alaska gets lots of pork barrel spending not just because they have powerful representatives in the Senate and House, but because other selfish officials let them get away with it by offering quids pro quo.

            Youngs doesn't deserve all the blame for the amount of pork he brings to Alaska. But he also doesn't deserve any special credit for raising funds to help people in need. That's part of his job in the first place, and he deserves no special credit for doing it. If anything, he should be expressing regret that the amount he helped raise is just a drop in the bucket compared to the amount that will be needed to help the victims rebuild their shattered homes and lives.

            Thwarting the forces of conservatism since 1978.

            by wiscmass on Mon Sep 19, 2005 at 04:18:20 PM PDT

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            •  Poor character is an equal opportunity employer (4.00)
              "We need to get rid of any politician -- Republican, Democrat, or other, though it seems there are a lot more Republicans than anything else in this category -- who view public office as an opportunity to get something for themselves."

              There are no more Republicans guilty of selfishness than Democrats. With very few exceptions, people are the same wherever you go. Selfishness is not a political expression, but a basic human trait. It has the potential to affect all people, equally.

          •  more than any other member? (none)
            $61 billion divided by 535 members of congress comes out to $114 million, or a little more than 200 times what the gentleman from alaska raised at a golf game.
            •  Funny Idea of Charity (none)
              I have noticed that most Republicans I know claim to give a ton to charity but almost 100% of this giving is playing in charity golf tournaments.

              I understand money is money but I guarantee 90% of these center-focused bastards don't even pay the entry fees to begin with and wouldn't cross the street to actually help anybody without the promise of 18 holes of golf on a work day.

      •  Don Young (none)
        has been a constant embarrassment for many years. He's even dumber than W, if THAT'S possible...
      •  Indeed. (none)
        What the hell?  I was born and raised in Anchorage Alaska and I've never HEARD of port Mackenzie.  Why the HELL would they need a bridge there???

        The GOP Love the soldiers like they love children: Seen but not heard.

        by DawnG on Mon Sep 19, 2005 at 06:47:14 PM PDT

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        •  Two Birds with One Stone Memorial Bridge (none)
          If Bush could stand in the right spot in Gravina, Alaska, with the correct lighting, perhaps he could entice Katrina refugees to cross that new bridge and settle in Alaska!
        •  POINT McKenzie (none)
          It must have been an error in the original article.  Pt McKenzie is across Knik Arm from Anchorage.  If you're downtown, it's north, across the water.  Perhaps best seen from Pt. Woronzof.  I can't believe it would offer any better (e.g. deeper) port facilities than the Anchorage port.  

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