Saturday, January 14, 2006

Pot, Kettle, whatever.

Perhaps one of the best places to come clean is in one's own house? Notice that this comes out on Friday afternoon, when no one pays attention to the news?
"Sweeney releases letter on House GOP leadership
January 13, 2006, 5:23 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) _ New York congressman John Sweeney's effort to hold votes on a raft of top House GOP positions edged forward Friday as his office said he had at least a dozen firm supporters among fellow Republicans.
Since former majority leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, announced last week he would not seek to recapture the position, Sweeney, R-Clifton Park, has been leading an effort to try to get wider leadership elections.
His office on Friday released copies of a letter written with California congressman Dan Lungren seeking to drum up support for the elections.
Spokeswoman Melissa Carlson said the effort has the firm support of at least a dozen members and 'we fully expect to have at least 50 by the time' House Republicans return to Washington at the end of the month.
'We must seize this opportunity to regain the trust the American public placed in us,' the letter states without referring specifically to GOP concerns about a burgeoning congressional corruption probe.
Sweeney and a handful of others began trying to gather support this week for a new internal vote on all seven leadership positions below Speaker Dennis Hastert.
'The current environment requires a fresh direction and clarity in our vision for the future,' the letter states. 'The time has come for those who wish to lead this conference to rise to the challenge, unite the party and stand before the conference to outline a clear agenda for returning to the values that we as Republicans hold dear.'"


Blogger PCS said...

If Sweeney believes Republican values are so dear, why has he been supporting George Bush the last 5 years? What exactly are Sweeney's Republican values?

7:02 PM  

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