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Tom DeLay, Duncan Hunter, Jerry Lewis, Blackwater and Erik Prince

I just mentioned that Erik Prince, the CEO of Blackwater, and Gary Jackson, the President of Blackwater, had together given hundreds of thousands of dollars to various Republican Party committees, and

$2,000 to Rep. Jerry Lewis
$2,000 to Rep. Duncan Hunter (also a Republican candidate for President)
$4,100 to Rep. Tom DeLay

We all know that former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay was nailed on ethics charges regarding favor-trading for campaign contributions.

Did you know that Rep. Jerry Lewis is under close investigation for ethics violations involving the use of his position as chair of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee to secure favors? Hey, wait a minute. Blackwater is a defense corporation!

Did you know that Duncan Hunter, when he’s not running for President, is the Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee? He was chair way back when he got those campaign contributions. Hey, that committee has jurisdiction of Blackwater as well. How interesting.

Did you know that back in 2004, when Jerry Lewis, Duncan Hunter and Tom DeLay were in charge of military-related legislation in the Congress, Blackwater got itself a bona fide no-bid contract?

Did you know that in 2005, Blackwater CEO Erik Prince arranged private meetings with Duncan Hunter and Tom DeLay, and that none of these men would discuss the content of the meeting?

Did you know that since 2005, despite not having an attacking military role, Blackwater mercenaries have been involved in almost 200 shooting incidents? Bullets kill people. Which makes this whole thing relevant, in that pro-life kind of way.

I’m sure Duncan Hunter, Jerry Lewis and Tom DeLay are very eager to clear this all up.

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