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Friday, September 30, 2005

Now that Tom has finally gotten his....we now have to deal with Roy

Roy Blunt's Rap Sheet
by DavidNYC
Thu Sep 29th, 2005 at 12:21:53 PDT
Armando (and Matt Yglesias) are both right: This is just "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss." Well, we won't get fooled again. Here are the goods on Roy Blunt, courtesy of CREW:




Tried to slip pro-Big Tobacco provision into a Homeland Security bill (!) - while he was sleeping with a Philip Morris (aka Altria) lobbyist.


Hurt the war effort by passing legislation that reduced competition by limiting military cargo shipments to certain companies such as UPS and FedEx - while his son Andrew was (you guessed it) a lobbyist for UPS.


Funnelled $76,000 to his son Matt's gubernatorial campaign in Missouri by laundering it through a bunch of various campaign committees - while Altria also tossed $24,000 to Matt's campaign, and $100,000 to one of those middle-man committees.


PAC took money from top GOP arrested scum-bag-man Jack Abramoff, to the tune of $8,500. It's all about the company you keep, ay?


Took a trip to Korea in 2002 paid for by a registered foreign agent - which is against House rules.


Yesterday, I thought that perhaps David Dreier might suffer a fate like Bob Livingston - a very short time at the helm before resigning in disgrace. Roy Blunt may have more institutional support than Dreier, but now that CREW has apprised us of Blunt's sparkling record, I could see that fate befalling him, too.

This is just the beginning, there's much more to be learned, I found this on the Daily Kos

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