Saturday, December 15, 2007

Marsden defends Legislature from DeVos

Why Dick sending out yet another whiny e-mail is news I'll never know, but I love that hot Republican-on-Republican action. Especially when they bash their own.

The "entire sad debate," DeVos wrote in an e-mail to supporters on the Legislature's last work day Thursday, resulted in "a fat tax hike, including a personal income tax increase and now a major increase in business taxes, too."

All courtesy of Mike Bishop and the Senate Republicans. Never forget that. DeVos may call them "misguided", but given all the other obstruction this year, it's curious they didn't put their foot down on Dick and Saul's pet issue, isn't it?

Matt Marsden to the rescue.

Matt Marsden, spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop, R-Rochester, said he understands frustration with this year's legislative process, "but a lot of the problems we had to deal with hadn't been dealt with by the Legislature for eight years and the bill came due this year.

"(DeVos) certainly is free to criticize, but at the end of the day, the Legislature did the best job it could given the challenges that were placed in front of it."

You tell him, Matt. It's hard work spending all the money that other people had to put their careers on the line to procure. Why, certain Republicans wore the "yes" button right off the desk when in came to doling out the goodies to their districts.

Geez, Dick. Don't be so rough on your own people.