Representative John Doolittle (CA-4) refuses to speak to the "liberal" media concerning the firestorm of allegations exploding around him. According to today's Auburn Journal
, Doolittle is turning to his most loyal supporters and asking them for financial assistance so that he can fight against "the same Beltway powerbrokers who have targeted me in the past - the labor union bosses, radical feminists and extreme environmentalists."
The jack booted bosses, feminazi and tree huggers apparently have made up all sorts of lies about Doolittle's connections with Jack Abramoff. I'm not sure what connections those evil liberals are lying about. Certainly it is true that Doolittle received over $50,000 from Abramoff and his Indian gaming clients. Certainly it is true that Doolittle's wife worked for Abramoff and did fund raising for Abramoff's money laundering Capital Athletic Foundation. And, certainly it is true that several of Doolittle's staffers, including his former chief of staff, Kevin Ring, moved between his congressional office and Abramoff's lobbying office.
According to Doolittle the efforts to tie him to Abramoff and other unethical or illegal activities are all a plot. A plot by "the liberal media [that] wants the Democrats back in control of Congress. They don't like conservatives. They don't like President Bush, and they don't like what we stand for. They will stop at nothing to accomplish their goal."
Yes, it is the "liberal media" that is making up all of these allegations of Doolittle's impropriety. Take for example the big deal that the San Diego Union Tribune
is making of Doolittle's relationship to Brent Wilkes' (Cunningham co-conspirator #1) little company, PerfectWave Technology."PerfectWave, which specializes in acoustical technology, won more than $40 million in federal contracts between 2003 and 2005, according to congressional budget reports. Meanwhile, it donated money to DeLay and other key Republicans overseeing the appropriations process in Congress, including Rep. Jerry Lewis of Redlands, who is chairman of the Appropriations Committee, and Rep. John T. Doolittle, a committee member who represents a district in the Sierra foothills near Sacramento.
The money was not requested by the Navy but was instead inserted by the Appropriations Committee as part of the closed-door congressional earmarking process.
PerfectWave was co-founded in early 2002 by Poway entrepreneur Max Gelwix and came under Wilkes' corporate umbrella that June. As Wilkes was taking over, he hired the Alexander Strategy Group – a lobbying firm with close ties to DeLay – to press Congress for defense contracts.
On Oct. 24 , Wilkes also wrote a $10,000 check to one of Doolittle's political action committees, according to records filed with the California Secretary of State.
Over the next several months, Wilkes, Gelwix, Adams and their associates donated $55,000 more to Doolittle's political action committees. As Wilkes lobbied for contracts for PerfectWave, he and Gelwix also feted Doolittle with a lavish dinner at their corporate headquarters."
Started in 2002 at the same address as Wilkes' ADCS Incorporated, PerfectWave received tens of millions in Department of Defense contracts, through the "earmarking" process that was implemented and approved by committees upon which Doolittle sat. Knowing those facts, how can anyone, but the stinking liberal press, suggest that there is any relationship between the $65,000 in campaign contributions that Doolittle received in 2002 and 2003 and the $40 million in contracts awarded to Perfec Wave for technology and software that was not requested by the Department of Defense? Damn liberal media.
But, there's more. Not only does is that left wing rag in San Diego attacking John Doolittle, but so is the Workers World Daily a.k.a. The Washington Post out to get Doolittle.
"Wilkes, the California businessman linked to the Cunningham corruption case, began tapping federal spending sources in the mid-1990s, after Cunningham helped him win at least $80 million in Pentagon earmarks for a company he ran that converted paper documents to digital images.
In mid-2002, Wilkes became involved with a new company, PerfectWave Technologies LLC. He then retained the Alexander Strategy Group, a high-powered firm operated by former aides to then-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.), to lobby for defense appropriations. Wilkes was seeking funding for the development of an "automated speech recognition technology."
Shortly thereafter, individuals related to Wilkes and PerfectWave made large campaign donations to members of the GOP leadership, Doolittle and Lewis, who was then chairman of the Appropriations defense subcommittee. PerfectWave is housed in Wilkes's office building in Poway, Calif.
Doolittle and his leadership PAC received at least $85,000 from 2002 to 2005 from Wilkes, PerfectWave associates and their wives, and from Alexander Strategy lobbyists Edwin A. Buckham and Tony C. Rudy and their wives.
Wilkes was successful. Congress approved the first earmark for PerfectWave as part of the fiscal 2003 defense bill, which was passed in October 2002. That $1 million earmark was followed by an installment of $18 million in 2003 and another $18 million in 2004. Doolittle, whose district is in Northern California, was a guest at a fundraising dinner at Wilkes's office in San Diego in the fall of 2003."
Why does the press insist on suggesting that there is a quid pro quo here?
Finally, there are the personal attacks on Julie Doolittle, the congressman's hard working wife. Yes, the damn liberal media apparently thinks that a woman's place is in the home. Cooking, scrubbing and raising children. Not, running a business. Certainly, not running a successful fund raising business for her husband's political action committee.
That stinking liberal fishwrap The Sacramento Bee drags poor Julie Doolittle, businesswoman, into the muck.
"Julie Doolittle's company has been paid commissions amounting to about 15 percent of the $905,000 the congressman's PAC has received in contributions over the last three years, a figure the congressman's office did not dispute. At that rate, more than $10,000 of her company's earnings would have come from a handful of large contributors linked to ongoing corruption investigations."
So what if Julie Doolittle took home $136,000 in commissions over the last few years? What could possibly be suspicious about a congressman's wife getting 15% of every dollar she raises for her husband's political action committee? After all it's not like the money from special interests and lobbyists with business before the congressman's committees was going directly to Representative Doolittle. The liberal media, with its labor boss pals, its radical feminist (surely lesbian) enablers and its eco-terrorist allies is out to get John Doolittle no matter how much stuff it has to make up about him.
And, even if the stuff that the liberal media makes up about him is true, shouldn't we support him anyway? It's not like he took a bribe or anything, they were just campaign contributions (and free private jet travel, and expensive vacations -fact finding trips, and great meals and skybox tickets, and crap like that). Anyway, it was just the taxpayers money that was wasted, so who really cares?
I'm so tired of the liberal media picking on America's patriots and heroes.