FURTHER EVIDENCE THAT DEMOCRATS ARE UNABLE TO think down the road, there is a mad rush of representatives to disclose trips financed by special interests in the wake of this report from the AP, which I received from my favorite film-maker.
At least 43 House members and dozens of aides failed to publicly report travel financed by special interests until Majority Leader Tom DeLay's trips were scrutinized, an Associated Press review shows.
Despite a rule requiring public disclosure within 30 days after a trip's conclusion, the AP found at least 198 recently filed travel reports that were as much as eight years late.
The mad queen herself is reporting almost a dozen trips, which is more than twice that of Tom DeLay.
Staff members for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., disclosed 11 prior trips, while staff members for DeLay, R-Texas, had four. Rep. John Linder (news, bio, voting record) of Georgia, a former chairman of the House Republican campaign organization, belatedly filed nine trips, as did Rep. Maxine Waters (news, bio, voting record), D-Calif.
So, if Tom DeLay is "above the law" for his actions, according to Pelosi herself, I guess that would make her above the law times three?
I love it when witch-hunts come back and bite Democrats in the rear end.