Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Madam Foxx Wants to Hold the Purse-Strings
The Hill is spilling it that NC-5 Congresswoman Virginia Foxx wants a seat on the all-important Ways and Means Committee, the House panel that writes tax legislation and that has traditionally, according to our source for this (RE), afforded its members all sorts of district perks in the form of earmarks. But the Madam, we should remember, has so publicly sworn off earmarks (don't even mention teapots in her general vicinity!). So our head-bone is fairly jangling from the cognitive dissonance of the possibilities!