New Website Chronicles NW PA Congressman's Transgressions

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. herald/homepage/ ml?keyword=leadpicturestory
The web site can be found at

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.


Tags: Bob Ney, Jack Abramoff, Mark Foley, pedophilia, Phil English, Tom DeLay (all tags)



Oh, Goody!

I always knew Erie was blue enough to get a Democrat into Congress, if we only tried!  This district deserves some attention.

by admiralnaismith 2006-12-20 05:56AM | 0 recs
Re: New Website Chronicles NW PA Congressman's Tra

Get a better candidate than porter to run then he wouldn't be in there anymore

by orin76 2006-12-20 06:18PM | 0 recs


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