July 21, 2008
Retiring politicians who need to disburse their campaign treasuries are good people to know. Apparently, that holds true even if the guy is in the other party. Outgoing Rep. Jim Walsh (R-N.Y.) cut his fellow New Yorker Edolphus Towns, a Democrat, a $1,000 check in May.
Walsh couldn’t be reached immediately, but that’s more than he’s given to at lest 20 Republicans in tight races, including fellow New Yorker Randy Kuhl.
Rep. Towns represents Brooklyn and is in a D+41 district. Even if he didn't want to give to a fellow Republican, he could have given to a Democrat who was actually in trouble. This is just a waste of money.
I'd like to say this is completely unbelievable behavior, but I'm actually not that surprised. To people like Walsh, it's about status, not adherence to any principles.
Update: Whoops! I forgot that Rep. Towns was one of those Dems facing a purge for not supporting the Obamessiah early enough. good thing he's got Jim behind him now.
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