I need to go through the beginning of this News Journal story line by line so that everyone can get a grasp of how impotent Castle is. WASHINGTON – Ending months of speculation, Delaware Rep. Mike Castle announced Monday that he would not seek to become chairman of the House education committee. “The bottom line is I wouldn’t make it,”
Okay, so far so good. He did not have the votes. Then Jennifer Brooks chimes in with this lie that is so widespread that it a part of Delaware lore. …said Castle, a moderate (sic) with a long track record of bucking House leadership on controversial issues (sic).
That is your “liberal” media for you. C’mon Jennifer, don’t parrot what Castle’s staff tells you about him. Check the votes. He only “bucks” the leadership when the question has been settled. When his vote matters he goes with the party line.
Do some research. Get thee to a computer.
Anyway, here comes the good part where Castle attempts to disguise his impotence is as character.”Let’s face it, once you have a committee, you have to totally support the leadership in anything. And that’s never been one of my interests.”
Oh the rank duplicity! First of all of this “you have to totally support the leadership in anything” is complete bullshit on its face. If Castle had the VOTES he would be the chair. Secondly, “And that’s never been one of my interests” should read: “And that’s never been one of my interests…unless the vote is close.”
It is not surprising that Jennifer Brooks would help Castle out in spreading this lie, real reporting is tough. You have to look things (like votes) up, and you have to remember to say, "Really!?" when you think congressional staffers are lying to you. However it is surprising that Castle would lie so openly and so brazenly in an election year.