Friday, November 04, 2005

My congressman went to Asia ...

... and all I got was this renamed courthouse.

From the Brownsville Herald, a story about U.S. Rep. Solomon P. Ortiz, who succeeded in renaming the Brownville federal courthouse after the late Judge Filemon B. Vela -- and received a $4,000 campaign donation and an $11,000 trip to Singapore from his son. It's just coincidence that the trip happened after the bill passed, Ortiz says.

Ortiz, you might recall, is the same politician whose firm just happened to land a security contract with the Port of Corpus Christi that raised eyebrows several years ago.


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