The greed and flagrant absues of convicted felons, former Republican member Duke Cunningham and Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff, hang over this House like a dark cloud. - Steny Hoyer
Americans who care about health should be up in arms about the recent Steny Hoyer lobbyist orgy at the Rio Mar Beach Golf Resort and Spa in Puerto ... the Rio Mar, "set between a mile-long stretch of Caribbean beach sports recreational facilities that range from two 18-hole golf courses to a 13-court Peter Burwash International Tennis Center, a Caribbean watersports center, a Las Vegas–style casino, and a new Balinese- style Mandara Spa. To complete the Rio Mar experience, culinary artists from all over the world work their magic at 11 restaurants and lounges." Americans must be aware that a public official sends a wrong message to the entire nation when he's feeding hundreds of lobbyists upwards of 5000 calories a day per head. What are we talking about here? Enormous buffets that would make Holland America furious with envy: bisques of every type, london broils and slabs of filet mignon, baked alaskas and parfaits and custards, pasta fazool, and liberal do-gooders broiled under glass.
God, when will somebody do something about it? Might Congress pass a law to curtail such engorgement? What will our children learn from this?
The mind reels and the stomach rumbles.