Ginny Brown-Waite Greatest Hits
Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite announces her retirement.
"As I have prepared for my campaign, I have been troubled by persistent health problems and have come to the disappointing and sad conclusion that I cannot run for reelection," Brown Waite said in a statement.
Brown-Waite was re-elected to District 5 by comfortable margins in 2004, 2006 and 2008. The leading Democratic challenger James John Piccillo has raised $54,155. The district is safely Republican. However, Brown-Waite waiting to the deadline to announce her retirement gives Republicans a serious headache.
I can't let Brown-Waite retire without going down memory lane.
Brown-Waite's husband, Harvey Waite, was caught stealing the campaign signs of Democratic opponent Karen Thurman.
Former Tom Delay aide was convicted of conspiracy. Rudy worked with the infamous Jack Abramoff. Members of Congress have been returning Rudy's lobbying money. Not Brown-Waite.
"They were legally raised, legally reported and legally spent during previous campaigns," Brown-Waite's spokesman Charlie Keller said. "There is nothing to give back."
Yes, Brown-Waite was forced to spend the Rudy lobbying money. It is so hard running against poorly-funded Democrats.
Brown-Waite has compared her fundraising skills to prostitution.
Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-Fla.) compares politics to prostitution: “I have to go up to total strangers, ask them for money and get them to expect me to be there when they need me. What does that sound like to you?”…
Brown-Waite earned the nickname the Undertaker for sponsoring the American Heroes Repatriation Act. She wanted the bodies of fallen American soldiers exhumed from France. Brown-Waite was mad that France would not back the Bush administration's Iraq war efforts.
BROWN-WAITE: Millions of dollars a year are collected by the French government and French businesses from patriotic Americans visiting their loved ones who gave everything in defense of the French during WWII. It is not right that Americans are compelled out of respect for the fallen to support the economy of a country who has turned it's back on us and on their memory.
Fortunately, Brown-Waite's morbid bill never passed. We now know how badly the Iraq war turned out.
The best for last: Brown-Waite thinks Puerto Rico and Guam are foreign countries. She is not aware that the people of Puerto Rico and Guam are United States citizens.
“Second, the bill sends hundreds of millions of dollars to people who do not pay federal income taxes, including residents of Puerto Rico and territories like Guam. I do not believe American taxpayer funds should be sent to foreign citizens who do not pay taxes. Americans want an economic stimulus for Dunnellon, Brooksville and Clermont, not for San Juan or Hagatna. As the legislation moves forward, it must be changed to ensure that only federal taxpaying American citizens receive rebate checks.
Goodbye, Ginny Brown-Waite. We at Pushing Rope are going to miss the great comedy material you gave us.
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