Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Winning Friends & Influencing People

Madame Virginia Foxx will probably not be getting the congressional Miss Congeniality Award any time soon. According to the N&O, she's alienated a fellow congressman from New York (and shown off, once again, her superior humanitarian instincts).

The Education and Workforce Committee of the U.S. House was debating revisions to the Workforce Investment Act. Rep. Major Owens (D-New York) told Foxx and his other colleagues about a study showing that half of all black men in New York City are unemployed. Foxx bristled about "sweeping generalizations that are being made about people standing in line and unmet need." And with a heart the size and approximately the composition of Miss Murdstone's coinpurse, she added, "I'd say if you can't get a job in New York, move."

She also apparently urged unemployed New Yorkers to move specifically to Watauga County, and we would like to second that excellent proposition. Anything that will tip the balance of Democrats to Republicans in the county will be most welcomed!

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