In my blogg of Monday, July 16, 2007 I suggested that many congressmen are not giving real value for our tax dollars. For example, disgraced Senator Vitter was found to have hired prostitutes, paying above $300 for single session. This seems extravagant, especially for someone from Louisianna who knows the $150 is typical for this kind of service (unless maybe he is just a really big tipper).
Now it seems we have another Republican politito, Coy Privette (R-NC), who actually gave his mistress a BLANK CHECK.
Yes, you heard it. He gave her a blank check for her services.
What was he thinking! It's not like he can use the excuse that, like Sen. David Vitter, R-La, he had developed bad habits after dealing with all those military contractors and no-bid construction contracts for Haliburton.
And this congressman was also, at one time, a minister! Did he ever see anyone throw a blank check into the collection plate? Not hardly.
Privette is 74 years old, a staunch social conservative and, until recently, President of the Christian Action League.
This is why you just can't trust Republicans with your tax dollars....