Tuesday, September 14, 2004

The Delays working both sides of the aisle?

I love this! One brother proposes stiffer penalties in Congress while the other gets juicy contract from a county to lobby the Federal Bureau of Prisons to continue placing inmates in the county-operated prison facilities, which have become the biggest employer in the county. Why does a county with a 3-year contract with BOP need to lobby BOP to place inmates there, and what exactly is done as part of such lobbying that costs $120,000 annually plus expenses which bring the total tab to $165,00? Meet Tom and Randy Delay. See Reeves County renews lobbyist's contract, by Ruth Campbell.