Life here at 2PJ just got a little bit sweeter. Dennis Roddy at the P-G reported this morning:
Former Congresswoman Melissa Hart says she is planning a comeback bid to regain the seat she lost a year ago to Democrat Jason Altmire.Though David M. Brown at the Trib put it much more succinctly.
Melissa Hart wants a rematch.
So to protect their corrupt colleague, a whole buncha Republicans in the House of Representatives voted to change the rules - and Melissa Hart was one of them.
For those of you how haven't been following this story (and there may be one or two of you out there!), House Republican Tom "The Hammer" Delay may be indicted soon over some fraudulent fundraising schemes (what's that you say? A REPUBLICAN involved in FRAUD? Say it ain't so!).
Trouble is the House had a rule that said that if any committee head were to be indicted, he/she would have to relinquish that job until the indictment is ironed out.
Bad news for Delay, right? One of the most powerful House members might have to step aside for a while because of an indictment. He raises a lot of money for other House Members, you know. So this must be bad news for the Republicans in the House, right?
Not so fast, my friend. Not so fast. Wonder what the "moral values" party did when faced with this dilemma?
They changed the rule.
Here's something slipped out of the coverage of the last campaign - only to be picked up my the Rothenberg Report after the election. By the way, this is from Sean Trende of humanevents.com (hardly a left-leaning source):
According to the non-partisan Rothenberg Report, Hart was sure of another victory, and avoided campaigning in part because it interfered with drum lessons she was taking. She lost to under-funded candidate Jason Altmire by 4 points. [emphasis added]Such a committment to her district! That she couldn't be bothered with the campaign because she was taking drum lessons.
Welcome back, Missy! We missed you.