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A Dishonorable Man Posing As America's Most Honorable Man

It doesn't surprise me that White House chief of staff John Kelly got his facts wrong yesterday:

... the retired general ... criticized Democratic U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson for claiming “she got the money” for [a] new [FBI] building during the 2015 ceremony while he and others in the audience were focused on the heroism of agents Benjamin Grogan and Jerry Dove, killed during a 1986 shootout with bank robbers south of Miami....

“A congresswoman stood up, and in a long tradition of empty barrels making the most noise, stood up there in all of that and talked about how she was instrumental in getting the funding for that building, and how she took care of her constituents because she got the money, and she just called up President Obama, and on that phone call, he gave the money, the $20 million, to build the building, and she sat down,” Kelly told reporters....

The General Services Administration had already bid out a $144 million construction contract for the project in September 2010, just a few months before Wilson won her congressional seat. The bidding for federal projects takes place after Congress has secured the funding.

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Mike's Blog Round Up

Zandar versus the Stupid: Republicans have squandered their full control of the government. Will Democrats squander the opportunity this gives them?

The Mahablog: This isn't a good sign for 2020. (Lobbyists???)

The Psy of Life: It's all about the Supreme Court.

Crazy Eddie's Motie News: Gun fetishists' talk of a "zombie apocalypse" is metaphorical, but their actual thinking is just as dumb.

Bonus link: Weinstein presents a problem for Democrats, but.....

Blog round-up by Infidel753. To recommend a post, send link to mbru [at] crooksandliars [dot] com.


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