New Website Chronicles NW PA Congressman's Transgressions
by joetalarico, Tue Dec 19, 2006 at 04:38:30 PM EST
An interesting article in the Sharon (PA) Herald refers to the web site recently funded by Steve Porter, who unsuccessfully challenged the morally challenged Phil English in the PA-3 Congressional election last month.
http://www.sharon-herald.com/cnhi/sharon herald/homepage/local_story_352220407.ht ml?keyword=leadpicturestory
The web site can be found at http://www.dumpphilenglish.com/
The site succeeds where the Northwestern PA media has largely failed: in pointing out English's persistent failure to effectively represent this district, by repeatedly supporting the Bush anti-worker agenda has crippled this economically depressed district.
Phil's transgressions, which are detailed on the site, include his fifth rank in all of Congress in the acceptance of privately funded travel, totaling $181,000. This included a trip to Saipan, an American territory described as a cesspool of prostitution, abortion, and textile sweatshops by Connie Chung in a May 1999 20/20 episode with Tom DeLay and Jack Abramoff. It seems that Mr. English is ardently anti-abortion, unless that abortion is forced on a Saipan sweatshop worker.
Over the course of his illustrious career, he has accepted money from the likes of Bob Ney, Tom DeLay, Jack Abramoff, and Mark Foley. He has accepted large PAC donations from health care and insurance PAC's, totaling $338,000 of his total PAC support of $618,000 in the 2006 cycle, then claiming in a debate that these donations were a very small percentage of his total support.
He also has supported trade pacts that have cost 10,000 Northwestern PA jobs, supported term limits and pledged to serve no more than 6 terms (he starts his 7th next month), and lied about his support for reimportation of prescription drugs.
And last, but not least, the web site chronicles long standing rumors about English's pedophilia. English has received numerous contacts about these "rumors," but has not denied their accuracy.