Sunday, May 21, 2006

Timing Is Everything For Mel Martinez

Mel Martinez has impeccable timing.

Meanwhile, bilingual, Cuban-born Mel Martinez - a conservative Republican and key crafter of compromise immigration reform - left Washington, missing the pair of votes on his party's amendments to his legislation.

"The senator had a longstanding family commitment," the weekend wedding of his son, John, said Martinez spokesman Ken Lundberg.

I really want to know what this "family commitment" was. I'm betting that if the Republicans keep pandering to the xenophobes - Martinez will be attending many weddings in the future. Martinez has a habit of avoiding accountablity for memorandum bearing his name.

Ken Lundberg, Martinez spokesman, said the Senator would have voted for the amendments. Let's see if that's the same position Martinez takes 6 months from now.


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