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March 10, 2015

Erickson, Cooke Agree: Aaron Shock Must Resign

I'll post this as a palate cleanser, while we find out more about All The Lies Hillary told.

You did see that great video at the top of the last post though, right?

Anyway, Aaron Shock recently took a wealthy software businessman's private plane to a Cub's game. The law says that this is a gift, and that he cannot accept it; he can take the plane ride, but he must pay the pro rata cost of the flight.

The pro rata cost was $13,000 plus. The first $3000 and change of that cost Shock had his PAC pay, by listing the cost as "for software."

Cute. It wasn't for software, it was for a flight on a very nice corporate jet belonging to a software magnate. But I guess "for software" sounds better than that.

He's also the guy who had taxpayers pay for a $40,000 redesign of his Congressional office, in the style of Downton Abbey, because, I guess, he felt the gay left wasn't spreading enough rumors that he was An Gay.

Erick Erickson says, in a clever tribute to the late 80s brothers-based pop metal band, Shock as a grasping, entitled Lost Kardashian.

Politics shouldn’t be a ticket to a celebrity lifestyle on the public's dime.

For a man who has enjoyed such a short and undistinguished career, Illinois's Representative Aaron Schock (R.) has sure packed in a lot of corruption.

He clarifies that he doesn't mean the classic sort of corruption, but instead the corruption of livin' large and easy on someone else's dime.

And yet, by treating Congress as if it were the Atlantic Records hospitality department in the summer of 1975, Schock has rendered himself unsuitable. If his behavior is any guide, the man believes that the people of Illinois’s 18th congressional district have hired him to serve not as a dull public servant but as their very own nationalized celebrity....

In a republic such as ours, the ideal public servant looks like Calvin Coolidge, not Robert Plant, and he takes his power to extract cash from the people he serves seriously.

Via Mediaite. I think that same writer earlier wrote that Shock embodies all the worst stereotypes about narcissistic, childlike Millennials.

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