Sunday, June 11, 2006

Josh Marshall writes

But in January 2005, Lewis ascended to the Chairmanship of the full Committee. And it was then that Shockey was overcome with a earning to return to public service and signed on as deputy staff director for Lewis at the Appropriations Committee.

Now, already it was known that when Shockey left Copeland Lowery he got a lump-sum payment of $600,000.

But it came out yesterday that that was just the first payment out of a total of $1.96 million


Was that a typo of the motto for our age ? I like the ring of "overcome by an earning for public service" as a poliitical epitaph.

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