Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Pork barrel politics fails Curt Weldon

Will Bunch asks (found via Wot is it Good 4):

“If the White House really wanted to win Rep. Curt Weldon's seat in Delaware County, why did the Air Force wait until two days after (second item) the election to announce a huge new helicopter contract for the Boeing plant that is the largest private employer in Weldon's soon-to-be-ex-district.”

Here is the full text of the note from Todd Mason of the Philadelphia Inquirer:

“Big news is coming, U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon (R., Pa.) promised midway through his unsuccessful bid for reelection.

And it was, although not the kind he expected.

Disclosure of a federal criminal investigation and FBI raids at the homes of his daughter and a close friend dominated the final weeks of the campaign.

Last week, observers finally saw what Weldon had in mind. The Air Force awarded a contract to Boeing Co. to build 141 search-and-rescue helicopters at the company's Ridley Township plant. The contract means ‘hundreds of new jobs for Delaware County,’ Weldon said in a statement.

Trouble is, the Air Force announced the contract late Thursday, 48 hours after the polls closed. Can Weldon catch a break? ‘Not from the press. Not from the Pentagon,’ answered Russ Caso, his chief of staff.”

Wow!  Only occasionally does the curtain part enough to see a sliver of the truth.  The Pentagon pork barrel is the main way most unlikely Congressmen retain their seats year after year, and you can be sure that this contract would have been announced well in advance of the election, with a smiling Weldon taking credit for it, in any normal situation.  This was not a normal situation.  The Pentagon was furious with Weldon for failing to let the Able Danger scandal fade into obscurity, for, as I have pointed out, Able Danger proves that the entire ‘war on terror’ based on the Official Story of the 19 Arab terrorists is a scam.  Weldon was too far off the reservation to be allowed to slurp from the pork barrel.

It was obvious that this was going to be a very close election, and the White House would have much preferred to keep Weldon’s seat, even if he wouldn’t shut up.  The Pentagon thus made a decision against the interests of the White House.  It is starting to become clear that the real alliance, the real deep alliance, isn’t Republican-Zionist, but rather Pentagon-Zionist.  The Republicans were just a temporary host for Zionism, which is now infecting the Rahm-selected Congressional Democrats.  The permanent alliance has to be Joint Chiefs of Staff-Likudniks.  It makes sense.  If you ran the Pentagon and wanted to ensure the maximum world turmoil, thus leading to the maximum power for the Pentagon, what better group is there to ally with than the Zionists?  If you, like me, think the United States has been a military dictatorship since November 1963, it is not surprising that the Pentagon treats the White House as just another employee, whose interests can be ignored if it suits the wider plan.