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Be a Murtha Not a Flake?

By on 5.15.09 | 4:48PM

Just before the House voted on Republican Rep. Jeff Flake’s most recent request for an ethics investigation of Democrat Rep. John Murtha and other senior appropriators, the Democrat leadership’s Rep. Chris Van Hollen sent a pointed message to his members to ensure they would once again vote “to table another Flake resolution.” His e-mail’s subject line was: “Don’t be a Flake.” The Democrats defeated the Flake resolution and killed the Ethics Committee referral.

Be a Murtha Not a Flake?   
By Asher Embry

Tell us, noble Democrats, what lesson we should take?
Your leaders send you messages which say: “Don’t be a Flake.”
They mean: If bulls like Murtha let their ethics judgment lapse,
All Dems must stick together, keep transgressions under wraps.

First Rangel showed how four apartments all stay rent controlled;
And how to sucker AIG donations big and bold.
On why he paid no taxes on his beach house, he plays dumb;
Should we have seen tax cheating was the plague of Dems to come?

Who knew Jack Murtha, king of pork, was such a family man;
Made sure to steer big money to the firm his nephew ran.
Let’s not forget his airport -- just three Dulles flights each day;
Most always fewer flyers than the staff from TSA.

Indictments swirl around like bees though not one’s stung them yet;
Will they escape complicity? We’ll gladly take that bet.

Dems won the House three years ago and last year in a romp,
Because they promised everyone they’d come and “drain the swamp.”
But au contraire, their grime has left a ring around the bath;
Let's hope that come next year they’ll feel election voters’ wrath.

(You can read more of Asher Embry's Political Verse at www.politicalverse.com.) 

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