Monday, May 12, 2014

Ski Mecca

Lake County congressman Peter Roskam must love to hit the powder. As readers of this blog are highly aware ...
Snow Job
Roskam's congressional leadership PAC has flown people to a tony Utah ski resort in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Now this week Roskam was appointed to the House Benghazi investigation panel. Several House GOP insiders told the Chicago Sun-Times that ...
they saw the Roskam appointment as Boehner installing a stable "monitor" to keep tabs on the committee, make sure there are no surprises and insure it does not "go rogue" with over-reaching investigative sideshows that could end up backfiring on Republicans as the November mid-term elections loom.
Roskam named to Benghazi committee
One anomalous Roskam staffer, however, told your LakeCountyEye that nothing could be further from the truth. They said that Roskam was not strongarmed by the House leadership to spy on, and rein in, a committee that is widely seen as an election year political stunt. They told your LakeCountyEye instead that if you want Peter Roskam on your committee, all you need to say is congressional ski junket and he's all in.

A major Mediterranean seaport, Benghazi is the second largest city in Libya. Benghazi has a warm semi-arid climate, summers are hot and dry, winters are mild with occasional rain. Is it any surprise that Benghazi is the go-to destination for some of the best downhill skiing in the Eastern hemisphere?

Your LakeCountyEye is has taken the opportunity to embed a web-widget that can monitor the up-to-the-minute ski conditions in Benghazi, Libya. Operatives are advised to check this blog first, before booking that Libyan Airline flight out of O'Hare. Then hit those slopes!

Anglers, watch tomorrow for another LakeCountyEye exclusive: Peter Roskam's Benghazi fishing expedition widget!

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