Thursday, February 14, 2008
What Have Carson Congressional Employees Been Up To?
Some of you may be surprised to learn this, but even though U.S. Rep. Julia Carson has been dead for more than two months, you are still funding a full-time congressional staff for her in Washington, D.C. and here in Indianapolis at her 300 East office in the self-named Julia Carson Government Center. Supposedly, these staffers are hard at work helping with constituent matters. But they also seem to have a lot of time on their hands to troll the Internet to view political blogs. In particular, they are looking at political blogs like this one that are writing about the 7th District congressional district race and the candidate they hope will win and save their jobs for them, Andre Carson. On a day when the Carson campaign was using a reliable Star reporter to do a hit piece on Carson's special election opponent, State Rep. Jon Elrod, based upon a surrepticious videotaping of Elrod by a long-time Carson dirty tricks operative, taxpayer-paid Carson congressional employees were busy logging into this blog site, representing 2% of the nearly 2,000 hits this site has received already today. And the Democrats want to talk about ethics. Does anyone believe these taxpayer-paid staffers are doing anything on our dime other than working for the election of Andre Carson so they can keep their jobs?