Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Walsh Caught

Peter Lyman over at the (for today) Post-Standard, has been doing a great job recently of calling Wishy Washy Walsh on his flip flops recently. The other day was the line item veto, and today it's minimum wage:

And last week, the DCCC accused Rep. James Walsh, R-Onondaga, of flip-flopping on the minimum wage, first voting in favor of one amendment to raise it, then voting against a similar amendment. One of the Democrats vying to oppose Walsh in November, Dan Maffei of DeWitt, echoed the DCCC charge.


The Walsh votes criticized by the DCCC took place earlier this month. They were not floor votes, but amendments offered in the House Appropriations Committee to two 2007 spending bills. He voted for one and not the other.

"Will the real Jim Walsh please stand up?" a DCCC press release demanded.

Walsh said he voted for the first amendment because it was attached to the spending bill for the Labor Department, which is where it belongs.



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