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February 25, 2009



Deb I was not an Obama supporter at first either, but you are so right, we MUST stand behind OUR President, we must do our part! I don't have to tell you about the hate out there in blogland, just yesterday I read the most horrible words about Obama. I do take it seriously especially if these pathetic people want to see this good man dead. It makes my skin crawl, such hatred! Its only been a month, can't the man have some time to fix this HUGE mess!! Love your blog Deb! Sue


"We must root out waste, fraud and abuse relating to all types of private contractors -- not just those dealing with the Iraq war."

Human Events magazine, May, 2002:
"Mrs. (Senator Tom) Daschle’s lobbying activities as Senior Public Policy Director of the law firm Baker, Donelson, Bearman and Caldwell have received only a small amount of press scrutiny, save for an account in the liberal Washington Monthly earlier this year. Her lobbying activities surfaced again last week because of a controversial proposal before the Senate to lease military aircraft from Boeing—a client of Mrs. Daschle since 1998, according to federal records.

Dan Crippen, director of the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, has estimated that the Boeing lease plan would cost the government $37 billion for the use of 100 Boeing 767s over a ten-year period. The deal is controversial because, according to CBO estimates, the outright purchase of the same airplanes would cost only $25 billion, and they could remain useful for 20 to 30 years.

Sen. John McCain (R.-Ariz.), the leading critic of the leasing deal, has called it "war profiteering," and charges that the deal "has nothing to do with national defense and everything to do with taking care of Boeing."

Sen. Daschle has not made any public statements on the Boeing lease plan, but must, as Senate Majority Leader, decide whether and when to schedule a vote on the matter, since McCain pushed an amendment through the Armed Services Committee that may doom the deal."


HI Flower,

Yes, we must root out all waste, fraud and abuse -- whether committed by democrats or republicans. Period!

What's your point?

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