Frank Pallone will spend tax payers dollars today in an effort to get video clips to use in his fall campaign.
Remember those silly Corzine commercials last year featuring Chris Christie walking out of a congressional hearing with an out of context voice over of Christie saying "I have to go." Pallone, Corzine's campaign chairman orchestrated that farce. Today, he is hosting another taxpayer funded farce.
Pallone's House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee will convene at 2PM in the Rayburn Office building to ask official of the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, and the Food and Drug Administration to address Obama administration's efforts to address possible health effects of the oil spill.
Couldn't those officials send a memo, Frank? Could they being doing work that actually would keep people healthy this afternoon rather than giving your campaign video clips?
The agencies who send officials to testify at Frankie's hearing should also send his campaign a bill for their time.
You can watch the hearing this afternoon via webcast at http://energycommerce.house.gov/ You might at well, you're paying for it.