Thursday, June 30, 2005
Empty Suit Thursday: The enemy of my enemy is still a jerk
A bit of a lull in the goings on of Minnesota's junior senator, Smilin' Norm Coleman. Here's your recap of the sins of our senator:
- After flipping and flopping like a freshly landed bass, Smilin' Norm now supports CAFTA. The Bushies are promising to buy out domestic sugar interests, which has the Club For Growth mad as heck. The Club for Growth is now the enemy of my enemy; but they're still a bunch of jerks.
- From the archives: Way back on May 18, gePAC had this quote from George Galloway: "To be accused of a lack of moral character by Senator Norm Coleman is a bit like being told to sit up straight by the Hunchback of Notre Dame."
- This sounds familiar. Smilin' Norm voted for increased VA funding after voting against it. Coleman is working to make sure veterans received the benefits to which they are entitled. As CP points out, it's the least Coleman can do.
- There are 433 voting members of the house of representatives. They just voted themselves a $3,100 raise. Smilin' Norm "score[d] big wins" by securing $400,000 for a research position at the University of Minnesota. Coleman's big win amounts to less than 30% of the cost of the raise. Big deal.