Tuesday, May 30, 2006


Come on, Sue. This is getting really embarrassing

Hey, Sue Kelly,

Just wondering: Why have you still not returned the $12,000-plus you took from the indicted Tom DeLay? We keep reminding you, and now May is just about gone, one more month passed, and you still haven't given the money back.

In case it's too awkward to talk about publicly, please email us at take19@gmail.com to let us know when you've returned the dirty dollars.

Is this just a case of false pride, of being constitutionally unable to admit a mistake, like George W. Bush? In any case, this episode is now crossing the line from embarrassing to shameful.

It's one thing to have been married to the indicted former Congressman Tom DeLay's extremist politics in the House of Representatives; you voted with him an impressive - and very loyal, we might add - 90 % of the time.

You even went so far as to vote a special federal law to intervene in the private tragedy of Terri Schiavo. We only wish your compassion extended to the millions of Medicaid recipients whose funding you have voted to cut — on more than one occasion. By the way - Terri Schiavo's healthcare needs were met in part because of support provided by Medicaid.

We know you don’t need DeLay's dollars. After all, you’ve squirreled away nearly a million dollars from Bank of America, the National Beer Wholesalers, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, New York Life and other insurance, banking and corporate interests for this year's campaign.

We wonder what those dollars buy in terms of promises - or are they simply a form of continued support for your voting for billions of dollars of tax “relief" for the wealthy, while your middle-class constituents and the working families of the 19th CD continue to struggle.

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