Sweet deals from the corrupt GOP liars
by Jerome Armstrong, Thu Jan 27, 2005 at 12:43:19 PM EST
After switching parties last summer, Rep. Rodney Alexander (R-La.) denied that GOP leaders offered him a spot on the coveted Appropriations Committee if he joined their ranks. A month later, Rep. Bob Beauprez (R-Colo.) refuted rumors that he was tendered a spot on the Ways and Means Committee as a reward for not launching a Senate bid.
Fast forward to this week -- when House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) unveiled committee assignments for the 109th Congress. Not surprisingly, Alexander landed a spot on Appropriations and Beauprez secured a Ways and Means seat. Look for politicians to continue denying these kinds of deals are made even though they are commonplace on Capitol Hill.At least among Republicons.