Monday, February 20, 2006

Raw Story's WaPo Preview

Raw Story gives us a preview of tomorrow's Washington Post. It's not going to be a good day for Representative John Doolittle (CA-4).

The article fingers Rep. John T. Doolittle (R-CA).

In July 2002, Wilkes hired the Alexander Strategy Group, a lobby shop run by former aides of then-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas. Wilkes, Gelwix and their wives and associates then began donating to DeLay, Rep. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Rep. John T. Doolittle, R-Calif., a member of the Appropriations Committee, among others.

They donated more than $85,000 to Doolittle's campaign and political action committee between 2002 and 2005. Doolittle acknowledged to The Washington Post recently that he sponsored earmarks, totaling $37 million, in defense funding bills for PerfectWave Technologies, beginning in 2002. Wilkes divested his majority interest in PerfectWave late last year after the Cunningham charges and his role in them became public.

This is all old news if you've been paying attention here at Words Have Power, but still it isn't going to help Doolittle to have the Post digging into the story.