Saturday, April 9, 2011
Who would've thought a fake-Congressman would be the political tour-de-force with which the GoP would have to contend in this budget battle? But make no mistake, Delegate E. H. Norton has unsheathed her sword and may well have dealt the mortal blow to Republicans:
"WASHINGTON - Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said on Friday that if the government does shutdown she will donate her salary for each day to non-profit organizations that are working to for D.C. voting rights and statehood."
Wow! Powerful stuff. What commitment to the cause of District statehood. I guess those non-profits are on their own once she gets back to pseudo-governing?
"Norton has also declared her entire staff essential, which means they will be on the job during a shutdown, but [her personal hairdresser] will not be guaranteed pay"
Okay, [that] was just mean of me but I can't help my rhetoric, being a member of the right and all.
As for DC statehood--a non-starter. Why should a city get two senators and a representative? I say carve out the center for government, evict all residents except the President and his immediate family, make it a place of federal government work only and give the rest to Maryland. They're so like-minded politically and PG County wouldn't be the worst county in Maryland any more. And for God's sake--don't even think about bringing that colossal mess into Virginia.