Tuesday, March 06, 2007


Our in-boxes have been dinging all morning. Notes of sympathy from all over the country from people who had heard about our 5th District Congresswoman Virginia Foxx but who got a load of her themselves this a.m. on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal." (You can find a button here to watch it yourself, or use it to strip those kitchen chairs you've been meaning to refinish.)

"We are sooo sorry for your burden," they write.

Here's what we learned:

1. There's no accountability in government bureaucracies because Democrats ran the government for a long time, DECADES AGO.

2. Democrats hate the military and always have.

3. The current scandal about wounded-veteran care is being stirred up by the press. Conditions really aren't that bad, and 90% of veterans are DEE-LITED with the way the Bush administration has treated them.

4. We need more privatization.

5. "It's all about ME: I run my office like a saint ... I'm the most responsive member of Congress ... I care deeply about all my constituents ... I'm the very model of a modern major member."

Take your pick of what galls you the most. Personally, and considering the Watauga County Democratic Party has raised thousands of dollars to support the Family Readiness Group of the 1451st Transportation Company of the local National Guard, number 2 above was particularly gratuitous and insulting.

She's entitled to her own hair-raising partisanship but she's not entitled to her own facts.

Our Congresswoman Virginia Foxx followed Bob Filner (D-Calif.) on the "Washington Journal" this morning. Foxx said, verbatim:
"I was a little surprised when I heard Bob Filner in the earlier session say that what we have to do is hug and love our veterans. Uh, that's never been something that the Democrats have done. Uh, the Republicans have, I think, very much loved and hugged our veterans and been extremely grateful to them for what they've done. But they haven't received the respect I think they should have received from the Democrats. It's the Democrats who are always talking about cutting the budgets and not respecting, I think, our military like we should."
Just for the record.

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