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Thursday, November 16, 2006

But he's a Republican! And a maverick!

Murtha could prove to be a problematic candidate because of his penchant for trading votes for pork projects and his ties to the Abscam bribery sting in 1980, the only lawmaker involved who wasn't charged.
Now, aside from his proposal for withdrawing troops from Iraq (though not the Middle East in general), I don't know much about Murtha. I know he's been in Congress a long time, and has been a big supporter of our grotesquely overgrown military. So chances that he's scum (or Abscum) seem pretty good to me.

But when was the last time you heard John McCain referred to as "a problematic candidate for the presidency due to questions about his involvement in the Savings and Loan scandal of the 1980's (which cost the taxpayers some two trillion dollars), being the only member of the so-called Keating Five still in the Senate?"