Monday, March 08, 2010

Massa's Gone, But Not Without Taking His Shots

Eric Massa has resigned today in NY.

The NY Democrat was busy claiming that he had health issues (cancer), and that's why he's stepping down, but apparently the Obama Administration was pressuring him to quit or else face a sexual harassment scandal from a male staffer because he wasn't voting the way they wanted on the health care bills.

And Massa will go on Beck to get his licks in on Rahm Emanuel, who he thinks is responsible. Massa was one of the guys who came out after being elected in 2008 that he'd vote for and demand single payer even if his constituents didn't want it. He opposed the bill that worked its way through the House, joining a group of Democrats who voted against the bill because it didn't go far enough. He was the kind of vote that Obama needed to convince that this was just the first step down that road - not that the change in health care funding wasn't needed. He was further to the left of where Obama wanted to be. So they forced him out. That's just asinine.

And Massa claims that Emanuel confronted him in a shower area buck naked (no word on where that occurred - the House gym perhaps?)

Rep. Steny Hoyer, who was also hit for scorn, calls Massa a liar.

This is a scandal that stinks, and there's plenty of innuendo to go around.

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