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A couple weeks ago, House Member Eleanor Holmes Norton made a fundraising call to a lobbyist. The lobbyist wasn't available, so Holmes Norton left a voicemail.

Here's a transcript

This is, uh, Eleanor Norton, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. Uh, I noticed that you have given to uh, other colleagues on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. I am a, um, Senior Member, a twenty year veteran and am Chair of the Sub-committee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management. I'm handling the largest economic development project in the United States now, the Homeland Security Compound of three buildings being built on the uh, old St. Elizabeth's hospital site in the District of Columbia along with uh, fifteen other, uh, sites here for, that are part of the stimulus .

I was, frankly, uh, uh, surprised to see that we don't have a record, so far as I can tell, of your having given to me despite my uh, long and deep uh, work. In fact, it's been my major work, uh, on the committee and sub-committee it's been essentially in your sector.

I am, I'm simply candidly calling to ask for a contribution. As the senior member of the um, committee and a sub-committee chair, we have (chuckles) obligations to raise, uh funds. And, I think it must have been me who hasn't, frankly, uh, done my homework to ask for a contribution earlier. So I'm trying to make up for it by asking for one now, when we particularly, uh, need, uh contributions, particularly those of us who have the seniority and chairmanships and are in a position to raise the funds.

I'm asking you to give to Citizens for Eleanor Holmes Norton, PO Box 70626, DC, 20024. I'll send you a follow-up note with appreciation for having heard me out. Thanks again.


http://biggovernment.com/capitolconfidential/2010/09/15/shock-audio-facing-obligations-from-leadership-democrat-house-member-puts-the-squeeze-on-lobbyist/

I think the pressure of all these grass roots movements is hurting the two partys, and their dumbness is starting to show.
 

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Not surprising.  Idiots.
 

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Sounds like a politician to me!
 

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HMMMM, I'd like to know which particular organization the lobbyist was working for.  Funny how the article fails to mention that.  ;)
 

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..or how they obtained the tape. Does this lobbyist have morals and just couldn't keep this one quiet?
 

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..or how they obtained the tape. Does this lobbyist have morals and just couldn't keep this one quiet?
Might benefit someone who'd like to see the neocons regain power, huh Kendall? {think}
 
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