Jan
31
2013

Frank Lautenberg’s staff kind of sidles away from Bob Menendez.

I can understand why Frank Lautenberg’s staff would program this into the Senator.

Frank Lautenberg said today he was sorry to see his fellow Democratic U.S. senator from New Jersey, Robert Menendez, entangled in a controversy over trips he took to the Dominican Republic on the plane of a campaign contributor.

The contributor, Salomon Melgen, an eye doctor in West Palm Beach, Fla., is the subject of an FBI investigation. On Tuesday night and again Wednesday, agents searched his offices, although they have refused to disclose what they were looking for.

“If there are infractions as they are reported, it’s too bad,” Lautenberg told reporters.

After all, a suddenly-absent Robert Menendez would be most beneficial for Frank Lautenberg’s staff’s long-term employment prospects.

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5 Comments

  • jbird says:

    Could you imagine if Menendez was a Republican what kind of wall-to-wall coverage this would be getting? CNN would have interviews with the child prostitutes running every 15 minutes and trying to tie the tea party to human trafficking.

    • Spegen says:

      The unfortunate but true lament of every conservative and GOPer
      .
      By the way Moe: what does “sidles” mean?

  • Gunslinger says:

    “sidle > to move sideways especially in a shy or stealthy manner.”

    Or, in the case or a Democrat, “to Slither”

    • Spegen says:

      We do need new words to describe what is going on in Washington, so many of the old words have become diminished or mutated

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