Can't.....Stop.....Laughing....

You may or may not know that our government is having recess. Some Senators and Representatives will use this time to bolster sagging popularity numbers back home and others will hit the road - most on "official" trips. So, where are our North Carolina politicians going to be this week?

It's worth going to the flip side...

Republican Sen. Richard Burr is going to Eastern Europe and Russia with Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn. The congressional delegation will meet with leaders in Poland, the Ukraine and Georgia to learn how these countries are dealing with the threat of avian flu. Frist is a medical doctor and we all know what a great job he did diagnosing Terry Schiavo by video tape. I feel so much safer knowing that this time he will go in person. Sen. Burr is chairman of the subcommittee on bioterrorism and public health preparedness. Of course, he's already said there isn't any more money coming to states to prepare for bioterrorism, so I don't know why he needs to go on this trip. I wrote about that here. Anyway, I hope it's a safe, enjoyable and edifying trip.

Democrat Mel Watt is going to Berlin, Rome and Naples on official business with a delegation led by Republican Henry Hyde of Illinois. Hyde is the chair of the House International Relations Committee and Watt is the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. He is also a member of the Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy.

Republican Elizabeth Dole is going.......now you know that she just has to be going somewhere really great, don't you? I mean, afterall, she's an important member of the Senate so her travels will eclipse all others, right?
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You really want to know where she's going don't you? I mean if Burr is going to Eastern Europe and Watt is going to Germany and Italy, Dole must be going somewhere really bitchin' right?
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Can't.......stop.......laughing....
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Republican Elizabeth Dole is going to......................Billings, Montana to "prop up" Senator Conrad Burns who is having a really tough time after being caught red-handed and raw with Jack Abramoff. Dole is the guest speaker at a $250/person lunch fundraiser for Burns.

Hat to to Tim Funk at The Charlotte Observer.

Comments

I don't know why this struck me as funny

I read the travel plans in the Observer and just cracked up. I guess Empty Wig would have to go that far from home to find a crowd willing to pay to listen to her.



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