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"But if the cause be not good, the king himself hath a heavy reckoning to make, when all those legs and arms and heads, chopped off in battle, shall join together at the latter day and cry all 'We died at such a place;' some swearing, some crying for a surgeon, some upon their wives left poor behind them, some upon the debts they owe, some upon their children rawly left. I am afeard there are few die well that die in a battle; for how can they charitably dispose of any thing, when blood is their argument? Now, if these men do not die well, it will be a black matter for the king that led them to it; whom to disobey were against all proportion of subjection." (Henry V, Act V, Scene 4)

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Meet Five Congressman Who Never Met A Lobbyist They Didn't Like | Fired Up! America

Meet Five Congressman Who Never Met A Lobbyist They Didn't Like
Submitted by Roy Temple on Thu, 08/25/2005 - 6:11am. House Corruption Scandals

The August 25th issue of Rolling Stone names five "Waterboys", congressmen who never met a lobbyist they didn't like.

The congressmen named are:

Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-CA)

Mike Oxley (R-OH)

Bill Thomas (R-CA)

Roy Blunt (R-K Street)

Billy Tauzin (Ex-Congressman R-LA)

Here's what Rolling Stone says about Roy Blunt:

Blunt is the patriarch of a lobbying family: Blunt's wife is a lobbyist for the firm Altria, which donated $270,000 to Blunt-related committees. Meanwhile, Blunt's son lobbies for a number of companies with financial relationships to Blunt committees. [He is] the leading candidate to succeed Tom DeLay someday.


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