Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Steny Hoyer needs a brain transplant

Steny Hoyer (D-ATT) needs to make sure the guests at his wedding sign their gift cards, because he won't know who to thank if they don't:

On Monday, AT&T threw an exclusive party for the Blue Dogs, the House's moderate and conservative Democrats, at the historic Mile High Station in downtown Denver. Among the guests was House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., who in June led Blue Dogs in crafting a compromise bill that shielded telecommunications companies from lawsuits arising from the government's terrorism-era warrantless eavesdropping.

Hoyer spokeswoman Stacey Bernards said Hoyer was not aware of any connection between the party and his work on the legislation.

"I'm sure Mr. Hoyer didn't even know who the sponsor was," she said.

This had nothing to do with the telecom amnesty he made sure was in the FISA amendment act just passed, of course.

"Hey, there's a party in the Boosters' Room over at the Hotel DeLuxe, Steny! Let's go tank up for free!" "Duh, OK, I'm on my way...."

If Hoyer really is so stoopid he doesn't know whose party he is attending, he ought not be in Congress, much less on sensitive defence or intelligence committees.

(h/t to ThinkProgress)

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