You know what a bag man is, don’t you?
He’s the guy who carries paper bags of cash to elected officials to influence them. Not long ago, Republican John Boehner was the bag man for the tobacco companies. He walked around handing out big checks just before the vote, saying “You’re going to be our friend on this vote, right?” Here’s the video of him admitting that his behavior looked bad:
Now the Bag Man has people lining up to make him the Boss. If Sean Bielat & Jeff Perry get elected, they will vote to make this Bag Man the Boss of the House. And other people are lining up, too. Newsweek thinks the Bag Man could be a good Boss of the House, and wrote a fawning puff piece for him. Yes, Newsweek.
Oh and that Pledge To America that Boehner will implement? Brian Wild, Boehner’s staffer, wrote it.
[Wild] was paid $740,000 in lobbying contracts from AIG, the former insurance company at the heart of the financial collapse; $800,000 from energy giant Andarko Petroleum; more than $1.1 million from Comcast, more than $1.3 million from Exxon Mobil; and $625,000 from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc.
That was a lot of cash.
If you thought the last Republican-run Congress under Tom DeLay & Duke Cunningham was corrupt, wait till Boehner is the Boss.