A ranking member of the defense committee has a brother that is a lobbyist. He respresents 10 different companies that received almost $21 million from last years defense spending bill. This same congressman leaned on Navy officials in 2004 to turn over Hunter's Point shipyard to the city of San Francisco. The rights to the land were owned by the nephew of another congressman, House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi. This ranking member of the defense committee has also been behind millions of dollars in earmarks (for those of you who don't know what earmarks are, think PORK) that have ended up in companies owned by the children of congressman Paul Kanjorski.
The Center for Responsive Politics lists this congressman as the top recipient of defense industry dollars in the current 2006 election cycle. And in case we're inclined to think that this is a recent activity, this congressman was also named by the FBI as an 'unindicted co-conspirator' in the 1980 ABSCAM scandal.
Who is this mystery man? A Republican, as the major media would like you to believe?
Nope. It's the current media darling, it's the hero of the left wing, John 'cut and run' Murtha.
Funny how during all these interviews where he's accusing Marines of murder in cold blood that no interviewers are asking him about HIS culture of corruption. And his brilliant idea to redeploy our troops to Okinawa so that they can quickly respond to anything in the Middle East went over like a turd in the punchbowl. Idiot.