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Giving congresswoman a pass

It is odd how opinions change.

When Rep. Tom Foley was being considered for speaker of the House, The Spokesman-Review led the way in chastising him for deserting the 5th District, claiming that he would be too busy taking care of business in Washington, D.C., instead of working for the district. Actually, it would have meant more opportunities and publicity for the Eastern Washington area.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is appointed to vice chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, the fifth-ranking member in the House, member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and co-chair of the Congressional Military Family Caucus.

To top that off, she leads Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. They say she is a rising star in the Republican Party, so how much time do you think she has left to take care of business in the 5th District? It sounds hypocritical to condemn one person for doing things outside the district and then praise someone else that is doing much more outside the district.

Paul Town


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