Topic: "Congress' Schmidthead"
Frodo awoke this morning to realize that his Congressional Representative was going to make $3100 more this year than he did last year. Frodo did not give him a pay raise, he gave himself one. Had the story not appeared in the local newspaper Frodo would not have known since his Congressional Representative did not notify Frodo that he intended to vote himself a pay raise. Frodo's Congressional Representative is a Doctor, he is a Republican, and he looks like he uses his mustache as a soup-strainer.
Representative Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio) the junior-most member of the US House, winner of a special election held earlier this year, has been broadcast on most networks in a replay of her comments relative to Representative John Murtha (D-Pennsylvania). Schmidthead referred to Representative Murtha, a 37 year veteran of the US Marine Corps and winner of the Bronze Star in Vietnam, as being somewhat less than a hero for his stance suggesting a redeployment of US troops out of Iraq. Schmidthead failed to take note of the House Rule that forbids one member from publically castigating another on the House floor. Schmidthead failed to identify that she is neither a veteran of the US military, nor has she ever been decorated for her courage on the battlefield.
Frodo notes that Schmidthead defeated a young man named Hackett, who is a veteran of the Iraq Preemptive Strike, and that she must therefore feel qualified to comment on military policy.
Representative Murtha who, before the current pronouncement, never did much to excite patriotic fervor in Frodo, has reacted with a bit of class. Frodo therefore suggests that perhaps his Congressional Representative should forego his personal $3100 pay raise, and offer it to Representative Murtha. Frodo votes "Aye." "Opposed?"
Representative Schmidthead is another case in point. For her violation of House Rules Frodo suggests that she be fined $3100, and that the non-deductible gift be submitted directly to the family of PFC Jesus Fonseca. None of his family members were doctors.
Frodo votes "Aye." "Opposed?"
See how easy good government actually is? Eliminating Schmidtheads isn't really that difficult.