This is huge news for Charlie Brown. Lucky for us, we actually have a candidate to run against Doolittle.
It sure did show an amazing amount of foresight on the part of Rahm Emmanuel and the DCCC to make sure all all the Republican crooks of the House who were under investigation for their roles in myriad K Street scandals had good stong opponents for November. You never knew when another one was going to fall, right?
The latest casualty seems to be John Doolittle, who made the front page of the Washington Post this morning for a $29,400 vacation he took with his daughter paid for by non-profit groups fronting for the lobbying firm Alexander Strategy:
Doolittle, who serves on the House Appropriations Committee, told The Washington Post this year that from 2002 to 2005 he sponsored $37 million in spending-bill earmarks that went to a firm controlled by a key Alexander Strategy client. The client, Brent R. Wilkes, is a target of the federal investigation stemming from the bribery case and guilty plea of former representative Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-Calif.). Doolittle's wife, Julie Doolittle, was hired by Alexander Strategy to help keep the books for the Korean nonprofit.
Sure is good to know that Rahm had the superb judgment to recruit one of those fabulous sexist, homophobic business-friendly "centrists" who won't mention the war that the country is so hungry for to run against Doolittle, right? Oh sorry, that's progressive Charlie Brown fighting to defeat Doolittle, one of our Blue America candidates…read on
Nate has more info on the new Doolittle revelations.
TPMCafe: John Doolittle Hiding From Imminent Indictment: Embattled Representative John Doolittle (R-CA) has been avoiding the public and the press as the congressman evades comment on his pending indictment.