Saturday, February 10, 2007

E.R.I.C. Cantor spends a LOT of dough on coffee

E.R.I.C. Cantor
, who doesn't understand the United States Constitution and who is still demanding that the world focus on the now defunct Pelosi Plane-Gate scandal that WASN'T, certainly does enjoy abnormal and ridiculous donations from lobbyists and political action committees. No wonder he hates the Democratic majority so much; their quest for ethics reform is going to ruin his lavish coffee breaks with his lobbyist buddies. From the NY Times:
Representative Eric Cantor, a Virginia Republican famous on K Street for his annual fund-raising weekends in Beverly Hills and South Beach, has recently invited lobbyists to join him for some expensive cups of coffee. A $2,500 contribution from a corporate political action committee entitles the company’s lobbyist to join Mr. Cantor at a Starbucks near his Capitol Hill office four times this spring.
You read that correctly, folks. $2,500 for STARBUCKS COFFEE. STARBUCKS COFFEE. Now I personally don't go to Starbucks; I don't see the point in paying more money for two cups of coffee than their employees make per hour. But that's just me. It CERTAINLY isn't Eric Cantor's opinion, as we can see.

Exactly what is he buying from Starbucks that could possibly merit $2,500? How much coffee are he and his lobbyist friends drinking? How many over sized cookies are they eating? Does he have 18 cappuccino makers from Starbucks sitting in his office? Are they in his home? With all that caffeine from the amount of coffee it would take to ring up a $2,500 bill, does he ever sleep?

Or does he just buy everyone on his holiday list a set of Cranium (a Starbucks board game)?

I think we can all safely say that E.R.I.C. Cantor is an embarrassment and an utter DISGRACE to the state of Virginia and to the entire country.


Blogger Bill Garnett said...

You have to pony up $2500 to get your Congressman’s ear – if that Congressman is Eric Cantor. Any constituent can prove that true -- just write Congressman Cantor a letter and receive one of his "well there is much to be said on both sides" type of one-size-fits all mimeographed form reply letters.

When will the 7th District voters wake up and see they don't have a Congressman -- the lobbyists have him in their pocket.

7:55 PM  
Anonymous Terry said...

1. Eric Cantor
2. Frank Hargrove
3. Virgil Goode

Virginia is certainly making a name for itself!!!

9:39 PM  
Blogger Phriendly Jaime said...

Don't leave out George Allen! And remember - Jerry Falwell lives here too.

10:03 PM  
Blogger CommonSense said...

Nice to know what it costs to buy a Congressman's ear. How much for the rest of him?

9:02 AM  

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