Saturday, October 9, 2010

Remove This Jerk From Office

I mentioned yesterday that I contributed to the Labrador campaign against Walt Minnick (D-ID).  Here is a Republican who is something of a longshot--but the fact that Barney Frank (D-MA) is actually having to get people like Bill Clinton to come in a campaign for him is really quite a sign of desperation.  And why not?  Barney Frank is among the members of Congress most responsible for our current economic disaster (and there are many people who have some blame on this).  I've just kicked in $50 to Sean Bielat's campaign.  Remember: every dollar spent keeping Barney Frank in office, is a dollar that isn't available to Democrats elsewhere.

Barney Frank is one of those Congresscritters who, if he represented much of America, would never have survived this scandal (reported in September 25, 1989 Time):
After an initial encounter in which he paid Steve Gobie $80 for sex, the Congressman says he tried to lift the younger man out of drugs and prostitution by hiring him to run errands. He wrote letters to Gobie's probation officer and paid his psychiatric bills. He allowed Gobie the use of a car and sometimes his apartment when he was out of town.

After 18 months, Frank says, he dismissed Gobie upon discovering that he was bringing clients to Frank's apartment.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,958598,00.html#ixzz11vO7En00
And no, if Frank had been straight, and he had hired a prostitute named Donna Gobie, it would not have been any more acceptable.  But Massachusetts does things differently.  Perhaps this time, since our economy's bad state can be fairly laid at least partly at Frank's feet, we can remove this shameful character.

1 comment:

TOTWTYTR said...

Sadly, MA does do things differently than the rest of the country. Which is why I increasingly desire to live in the rest of the country.

I'll add that if Barney Frank had an (R) after his name, he'd have been hounded from office after this.

Then again, liberals are known for being immoral and irresponsible.