Friday, April 18, 2008

A Pot Calling the Kettle Black -- D.C. Style!

"I've served with seven presidents. When they come in, they all make mistakes. They all get older...." --- part of press release on John Murtha stating that John McCain is too old to be president, April 17, 2008

Putting big feet into big mouths seems to be a natural with politicans -- it's more common than we realize -- B. O. did it recently in regard to remarks about people in the small towns of Pennsylvania.

Now Big John Murtha who represents a portion of south central PA, including the city of Johnstown, in the U. S. Congress has declared John McCain to be too old to be president of the United States! These words come from a man whose age must be affecting serious thinking on his part due to the fact that Big John is older than McCain!

Says Murtha -- "Let me tell you something, it's no old man's job." That is interesting coming from one who has given no indication that he is going to step down from his position due to age -- he is about 4 years older than McCain!

I have the misfortune of living in Murtha's district, and have communicated with him from time to time. His replies are always typical of a politician -- lots of talk but no real substance on whatever the issue may be.

Murtha is notorious for the practice of "ear-marking" when it comes to spending the tax money we have paid to the federal government -- designatiing millions of dollars here and there within the boundaries of his district with much of it related to defense contracts of some sort. In fact, Big John qualifies for title of "King of All Ear-Markers!"

One of the urgent needs is for Route 219 to be made into a 4-lane highway north from the Ebensburg area to the New York border. What has Murtha done? Well, he was present at the opening of a very short 4-lane extension which is just west of Ebensburg and proceeds north from Rt. 422. They even put a sign along this extension, naming it the John Murtha Highway -- it was but a short time when someone shot the sign full of holes!

But down in the Johnstown area, it appears that God plays second fiddle to Big John in the minds of a lot of Democrats! So, how long will he keep his seat in Congress? It is likely he is very selective on the age issue - he is quick with the lip as to who is too old to be president, but no comment on what the age limit should be to members of the U. S. Congress!

Aren't these pot and kettle episodes exciting, and each one gets better as time passes!

This has been written by a non-affiliated registered voter in Cambria County, Pennsylvania. And I am Clayton D. Harriger and I approved this message!

"Her princes in her midst are like wolves tearing the prey, to shed blood, to destroy people, and to get dishonest gain." --- Ezekiel 22:27

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