What Do You Mean "If," Congressman?
The quote of the week, maybe the year, comes from Rep. John Murtha, D-Penn., chairman of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, via Politico:
"If I'm corrupt, it's because I take care of my district," Mr. Murtha said. "My job as a member of Congress is to make sure that we take care of what we see is necessary. Not the bureaucrats who are unelected over there in whatever White House, whether it's Republican or Democrat. Those bureaucrats would like to control everything. Every president would like to have all the power and not have Congress change anything. But we're closest to the people."Ain't no if about congressman. You are one sleazy, corrupt bastard and you always have been.