Friday, August 07, 2009

Politics Minneapolis style

From Driftglass’ post about Republican wailing about The Obama Administration calling out said Republican Senators and Representatives for complaining about the stimulus money in spite of cheerfully taking it:

Letter from Ray LaHood, Secretary of Transportation [to the Governor of Arizona]:

On Sunday, Arizona Senator Jon Kyl publicly questioned whether the stimulus is working and stated that he wants to cancel projects that aren’t presently underway. I believe the stimulus has been very effective in creating job opportunities throughout the country. However, if you prefer to forfeit the money we are making available to your state, as Senator Kyl suggests, please let me know.

This, according to Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) is apparently a textbook example of the horrors of "Chicago-style politics".

No, Representative Issa, writing stern letters would be a textbook example of Minneapolis-style politics. [italics are Spot’s]

Chicago-style politics, on the other hand, would be if Rahm Emanuel showed up in the House parking garage and proceeded to wallop you in the head with a snow shovel while screaming "Who you think you faaaahkin' with, Issa!" until you stopped twitching.

See the difference?

Spot can see the difference. Can you, boys and girls?

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