Here is what we said:
Melissa Hart has actually received $15,000 from ARMPAC.And this is what USAToday said:
What is ARMPAC, you ask?I'm glad you asked. ARMPAC is the "Americans for a Republican Majority Political Action Committee" and ARMPAC is very very closely
related to Tom Delay himself.
All five Republicans on the House ethics committee have financial links to Tom DeLay that could raise conflict-of-interest issues should the panel investigate the GOP majority leader.And this is what our own Missy Hart said about the donations:
Public records show DeLay's leadership political action committee (PAC) gave $15,000 to the campaign of Rep. Melissa Hart, R-Pa. — $10,000 in 2000 and $5,000 in 2002. Hart would chair a panel to investigate DeLay if the committee
moves forward with a probe.
Hart said there is no appearance problem. "That's just normal" for leaders to contribute to campaigns, she said.No appearance problem? What does that mean? Is she deciding for everyone else what the "appearance" should be? Notice it doesn't say that she said there's no ethical problem - just that there wasn't the appearance of one.
In any case, why would a leader want to contribute to the campaigns of the people he/she would be leading? Gee I don't know. Perhaps it's a political favor that would have to be returned someday?
Well, Missy perhaps The Hammer was looking for you to return the favor. What do you think?