Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Business As Usual for House Republicans - Delay Taint All Over His Replacement, John Boehner (pronounced BAY-nur)

John Boehner (that's pronounced BAY-nur; Republicans are desperate for you not to forget), newly elected as Tom Delay's replacement as Majority Leader in the House of Representatives, lives in an apartment owned by a lobbyist whose clients have benefitted from legislation overseen or sponsored by Boehner(BAY-nur).

Boehner(BAY-nur) pays $1,600 a month rent for the two-bedroom apartment owned by lobbyist John Milne and his wife, Debra Anderson. While a Boehner(BAY-nur) spokesman said the rental price of the apartment represented a fair market value based on similar rental costs in the area near the U.S. Capitol, others in Congress, like Jean Schmidt, might like to find a similar deal.

Schmidt's one-bedroom unit rents for $1,625 a month, including utilities. Most members of Congress tend to live almost college-style in sparsely furnished apartments or group homes near the Capitol.

Meanwhile, when it comes to differences between Boehner(BAY-nur) and Delay, not so much.

What is it with these people?

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