So why did you vote for the AIG payoffs, Rep Kanjorski (D, IN-11)? [Actually, PA-11]

[UPDATE] Yeah, let me fix this.
[UPDATE the second.] Not much to fix at all, really. Just a state and a readjustment of how much money he took off of PMA. Whew!
[UPDATE the third.] And hi, Instapundit readers. Never mind the first two updates; they were mostly to fix a snide aside that doesn’t affect the main point. My karmic backlash of the day, clearly.

You’re ever-so-angry about this, to be sure:

…but you voted for the debt bill that your fellow-Democrat Senator Dodd loaded down with a loophole permitting these payments. If you’re so concerned, why didn’t you actually do something about it at the time? After all, you voted against the first stimulus bill, which I believe didn’t have this provision in it; so wouldn’t it be more accurate to say that the version of the debt bill that did have AIG exemptions was more attractive to you?

And, while we’re on the subject… there was a vote today to “a plan to recoup or stay the payment of AIG bonuses.”

You voted to block that plan – so why should we care about your outrage? It’s clearly not backed up by the will to do anything about it.

Moe Lane

PS: You took a 100 grand from PMA. Not really strictly relevant to this particular conversation, but I don’t want you thinking that we’ve forgotten. [There’s one oops: that was Visclosky. Kanjorski only took 37.5 grand. Silly me.]

Crossposted to RedState.

7 thoughts on “So why did you vote for the AIG payoffs, Rep Kanjorski (D, IN-11)? [Actually, PA-11]”

  1. Because I never thought the dummies in my district would catch on to what I had done to them.

  2. I for one am shocked and disappointed that President Bush’s stimulus plan included these cash payoffs to these crooks. You can see why they gave so much money to the GOP last election. This is what deregulation buys you: trillions of dollars of taxpayer money given to politically connected losers.

    I personally opposed any such payouts, of course, as I always have. As Senate Banking Chair, my first priority has always been to encourage open, honest investigations of Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and of course my own finances. I have nothing to hide, but I don’t think that Rush Limbaugh can say the same thing, now that we know he was the one who slipped the bonus loophole into the republican stimulus bill.


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