Saturday, July 27, 2013

A Chinese Junket

don't touch my junk Operatives are urged to sharpen their pencils for another LakeCountyEye political pop quiz:

What is the name of the former New York Congressman who resigned because of a sexting scandal, and who is now running for Mayor of New York City, and who is now embroiled in another sexting scandal, and who is now being investigated by the US House of Representatives Ethics Committee?

If you answered Anthony Weiner, good guess but you are incorrect. The correct answer is Lake County Congressman Peter Roskam.

Sharpeyed operatives will notice that this was a trick question: your LakeCountyEye lied about the parts where Peter Roskam is a former New York Congressman, or a candidate for Mayor of New York City, or is in the middle of a sexting scandal -- none of which is true. Your LakeCountyEye, however, did not lie about the part where Peter Roskam is being investigated by the US House Ethics Committee -- which they are.  According to the Chicago Sun-Times ...
The House Ethics Committee announced Friday it was probing Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) without detailing what was at issue.
House ethics panel probing Rep. Peter Roskam over Taiwan trip
The Chicago Tribune had some details ...
A trip to Taiwan that Rep. Peter Roskam took with his wife in 2011 has been referred to the House ethics committee at the urging of an outside panel that found he may have violated House rules and federal law in accepting the $25,000-plus excursion, according to ethics officials and the congressman's office.
Rep. Roskam faces ethics probe
Taiwan is not the first junket that Roskam has taken as a Congressman:
Roskam travels abroad regularly. A Tribune review of congressional travel during the years 2009 and 2010 found he had made four trips abroad during that time to five countries: El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama, Israel and South Korea.
Rep. Roskam faces ethics probe
Roskam also should not be confused with former Congressman Phil Crane. Crane did represent that part of Lake County now represented by Peter Roskam. But Phil Crane, who back in the day had a reputation for spending more time overseas than in Washington -- and was known as the Junket King -- lost his seat in 2004.

Totally different.

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