Mel Martinez — Electoral Con Man
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a complaint with the Federal Election Committee today over Sen. Martinez's multiple violations of the Federal Election Campaign Act. I mentioned said violations last month, but this is the first time any serious action has been taken against the senator. "The violations committed by Martinez for Senate are unprecedented in both size and scope,” CREW executive director Melanie Sloan said. “Basically, Mel Martinez broke the law in order to win an election. Now, years later, he is a sitting Senator and the chairman of the Republican National Committee. A failure by the FEC to severely sanction the Martinez for Senate campaign committee will demonstrate that violating the law pays.”
Mel Martinez — your senator and mine, Florida
And where was the senator while CREW was preparing its complaint? Why, at a $1,500-a-plate dinner, of course!
As the chairman of the RNC, it's Martinez's job (you know, his actual job, not that trivial "senator" stuff) to organize fetes like last night's in Chicago, which featured multiple examples of Bush's famed verbal idiocies. But perhaps the most spectacularly asinine thing out of this bloodthirsty monster's mouth was, "I believe that the government ought to trust in the judgement of ordinary citizens." I about fell out of my chair when I read that. Given that the vast majority of this country no longer supports Bush's little imperialist excursion in Iraq, what the hell is he talking about with that quote?
As for Martinez, these violations of the FECA, and CREW's attention to them, may be the thing that finally brings down our do-nothing senator. I predicted a while back that Martinez wouldn't survive re-election and, although I based that on an extremely flimsy premise, it looks like I could be right after all. That's assuming the Democrats can find a viable alternative, of course — hardly a fait accompli.
Of course, it hardly matters to me. I said a long time ago, "With a gun to my head and a right-wing Republican at the trigger, I would still not vote for Mel Martinez," and this slick, cigar-sucking swine hasn't given me any reason to change my mind.
On an entirely different subject, sweet Jesus, anyone catch A.G. A.G.'s testimony before the House yesterday? I was at work, of course, but I Tivoed it. (Yes, I Tivo House Committee hearings. That's how I roll.) He can't remember who compiled the list of U.S. Attorneys to be fired, but at the same time, he's sure that Karl Rove didn't do it. WHAT? My head just about exploded watching that. Look, A.G.A.G., you can either not know who did it, or you can know that someone didn't do it, but how is it that you know both? If you know that Rove didn't do it, then ipso facto, you must know who did write the list. Which is it, ya jagoff?
Of course, I don't expect A.G.A.G. to address such inconsistencies. He's beyond that now. Bush has said the man's untouchable, and you could tell by the man's blase attitude that he knew it. He didn't give a damn what Congress had to say, which leads me to one undeniable conclusion — he should be thrown out be force. If Congress doesn't impeach this idiot, tar him, feather him, stick him in a giant slingshot and shoot him back to Texas, it's doing all of us a disservice.
Memo From A.G.A.G.: "Go fuck yourself, Congress. You too, America."
On still another subject, this is my 200th post here at Doomed Generation. I'd give myself a pat on the back, but I really don't deserve one, since the blog's been around for about 400 days. I suppose posting every other day isn't a bad average, but it's hardly the sort of average you can put out and expect to retain a decent readership. So, if you're still reading this, thank you. You rule.