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November 08, 2005

Hypocrisy Rears It's Ugly Head

In a startling display of hypocrisy that might just be followed by a speedy kharmic kick in the ass, Rep. John Hostettler (R-IN) has asked for federal aid for victims of the tornado in his district.

John Hostettler was one of the eleven republicans that voted against the relief bill for victims of hurricane Katrina.

Jay Howser, the campaign manager for Democrat Brad Ellsworth, who is
challenging Hostettler next year, said that the campaign had already
raised Hostettler's Katrina vote and that now is not the time to bring
the tornado, which killed 22, into the conversation.

"I just don't want to go there right now," Howser said. "We're less
than 24 hours from this happening."


The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) declined
to comment on the race. But privately, Democrats voiced disbelief and
amusement with Hostettler, saying the fifth-term congressman would
rather help tsunami victims halfway around the world and rebuild Iraq
than aid poor Americans drenched by hurricanes.

One prominent Indiana Democratic source recalled: “It’s something that
we were talking about when he made the first vote. What happens if
something like this happens in our own back yard? And then it did.”

Did Johnny make an oopsie?


  • At November 08, 2005, Blogger Gordon said…

    To use an old military phrase, it sounds like he mighta crapped in his own mess gear.


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