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Wednesday, April 13, 2005

The Odd Couple -- Bernie Sanders and Tom DeLay

Them wot lives by the sword....

The left has been hammering Tom DeLay for putting his relatives on the payroll. Well, it seems that "the Hammer" is not alone. The Bennington Banner reports that Rep. Bernie Sanders [Socialist, voting with the Democrats] has a few problems of his own along those lines.
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Bernard Sanders used campaign donations to pay his wife and stepdaughter more than $150,000 for campaign-related work since 2000, according to records filed with the Federal Election Commission.

Jane O'Meara Sanders, his wife, received $91,020 between 2002 and 2004 for "consultation" and for negotiating the purchase of television and radio time-slots for Sanders' advertisements, according to records and interviews.

Approximately $61,000 of that was "pass through" money that was used to pay media outlets for advertising time, Jane O'Meara Sanders said in an interview. The rest, about $30,000, she kept as payment for her services, she said.

Carina Driscoll, daughter to Jane O'Meara Sanders and stepdaughter to the lawmaker, earned $65,002 in "wages" between 2000 and 2004, campaign records show.

I fully expect that this story and questions as to whether Rep. Sanders will resign to dominate the MSM for at least the next few weeks...., NOT!

Read the article here.


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