Saturday, February 06, 2010

WaPo winks at Shelby's extortion attempt

Some call the Washington Post, Pravda on the Potomac, some call it the Kaplan Test Prep Daily, but today I'm calling them the DC bureau of Fox *News*. Their piece on Sen Shelby's extortion attempt is such a transparent ploy to minimize the scope of Shelby's blackmail. By all means, do not click the link to give them traffic. The proof is in the first grafs:
Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.) announced that he would block administration nominees from Senate votes in an attempt to secure funding for two defense-related projects for his state. The use of the holding tool is often wielded anonymously. But Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) complained publicly about Shelby's effort to win tens of millions of dollars in federal money by delaying dozens of nominees from taking up government positions, including some in national security agencies.
As I said in comments over there, tens of millions? It's been well established in the last 24 hours that we're talking about a $40 billion military contract for a foreign corporation and a 400+ million research facility. Understatement doesn't begin to cover this embarrassing GOP water carrying. And yet they wonder why they're losing traffic and subscribers. I won't shed any tears when they go under.

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