Wow, I should have come up with this category long ago.
Here, this time we have an example of what a cynic might call payola. The details?
Today we hear that President Obama, in trying to persuade ten Democrats (who seem to care more about silly things like the Constitution, their constituents’ wishes, and the solvency of the United States than they do about the president’s socialist agenda) who voted against the Stalinization plan for the US health care industry last fall to change their sides, will be hosting them at the White House tonight. Well that makes sense. Heck, even for the Super Bowl, he hosted a whole one Republican at the White House. Anyway, though…
But what’s this?!
One of the ten is Jim Matheson of Utah. The White House just sent out a press release announcing that today President Obama nominated Matheson’s brother, Scott M. Matheson, Jr. to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Now, if you weren’t watching closely enough, you might think that perhaps the president is trying cynically to buy the elder Matheson’s vote in the House by throwing a bone to his little brother in the form of a 10th Circuit Court nomination.
-Nick (ColoradoPatriot, from TML)