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Virginia Foxx (R-NC): “Democrats Have A Tar Baby On Their Hands”

When 88% of the country is upset about the AIG bonuses, I guess you have to get creative about voting against Alan Grayson’s bill to limit the $1 billion more scheduled to be paid out this year.  So Virginia Foxx goes on the floor of the House and says that Democrats have a "tar baby" on their hands:

She later rails about Grayson’s quote, which said of the vote "We’ll find out who are the people who understand that the public’s money needs to be protected, and who are the people who simply want to suck up to their patrons on Wall Street":

Foxx says, "I certainly hope that the gentleman from Florida wasn’t inferring that I, a Republican who opposes this bill, am a ‘corrupt lawmaker.’

I think she means "implying," and "corrupt" is just the beginning.

Tar baby?  Did she really say that?

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Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

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