“Members are going to be asking questions…”
That’s what House Rules Chairman David Dreier just assured me in response to my on-air questions about connections between Jack Abramoff and would-be candidates for various GOP Caucus leadership posts. Dreier agrees with me that the GOP cannot afford surprises down the road from revelations about Abramoff ties to anyone in the leadership, and that candidates will have to assure the caucus on this crucial point.
Congressman Dreier also agreed that the idea of a member “comping” himself food and drink at Signatures would be a very serious problem for that Member. Advice to anyone who had such a “privilege”: Hang a lantern on your problem, to quote Chris Matthews, and announce it before it is dug out.