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Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Tuesday, August 23, 2005

GOP charity begins at home

Shameless? You bet. Amoral? Yup. But you certainly can't accuse House Republicans of shunning charitable causes. Like raising money for underprivileged money launderers.

But Republican stalwarts continue to demonstrate their support for DeLay and his associates, despite their legal troubles. Republicans have scheduled a golf tournament next Wednesday to benefit a legal defense fund set up for DeLay fundraisers Jim Ellis and John Colyandro, both of whom have been indicted on money-laundering charges.

The golf event and luncheon are scheduled for Aug. 24 at the Springfield Golf and Country Club in Springfield, Va. Mark Valente III, a Washington-based lobbyist, helped organize the event and sent out the invitations. . . .

The invitation for next week’s event was sent with a one-page description of the fund as well as a letter from Donald McGahn, general counsel to the National Republican Congressional Committee, stating that it was technically correct for the fund to accept donations from political action committees.

Thirteen House members had contributed $41,000 to Ellis’s defense fund as of the latest filing period, including $10,000 by Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and $5,000 by Chief Deputy Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.), according to

Just for fun, why not play 'connect the dicks' with the Republican Congressmen above? I'll even get you started: DeLay and Blunt are huge dicks, and they're joined at the waist.