Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Rep Joe Crowley (D-NY) - Close Call

Remember a while back when Representative Joe Crowley (D-NY) was rallying the lobbyists and telling them to go get his democratic counterparts in line and vote yes for the new bankruptcy bill? Well, around the same time Steny Hoyer (D-MD), the number two Dem in the house was also supporting the bill. And apparently those liberal wingnuts over at Moveon.org don't care what party you are in, they only care about doing the right thing. So, they have unleashed the hounds on Hoyer for supporting the bankruptcy bill. While some Republicans are probably shocked and just plain giddy about MoveOn attacking Democrats, some Democrats don't like the idea of MoveOn expecting elected officials to do the right thing for the people of the country and not just sell out to corporate interests and have thus expressed their displeasure. I'm sure Joe Crowley isn't too fond of the idea but he is staying mum on the issue. But I'm sure he got the message and immediately called Citibank and asked them to give him a campaign donation.

Thanks to WFP for finding this story.