Daily Archives: August 3, 2011

The Letter from Wu: "The Time Has Come…I Resign…Immediately"

A hand written letter has been sent to the Governor of Oregon on official Congressional letterhead. Here’s the transcript:

August 3, 2011
Dear Governor Kitzhaber, 
Serving as a United States Congressman has been the honor of my life.  There is no other job where you get up every day and ask, ‘How can I try to make the world a better place today?’
Of particular significance to me in this effort to improve the world is investing more in science and education. Also, I believe my support of people around the world who are struggling for human rights and civil liberties will ultimately bear fruit in the world which is not just and peaceful. 
However great the honor and engaging the work, there comes a time to hand on the privilege of office. That time has come. With gratitude to the people of Oregon and confidence that our best days are yet to come, I hereby resign as their United States Congresman for the First Congressional District of Oregon effective immediately.
God Bless the people of Oregon and the United States of America. 
I am very gratefully yours,

David Wu 

Letter here.

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David Wu is *Reportedly* Now An Ex-Congressman

…and it couldn’t happen too soon. 
It’s a done deal:

From Fox News:

Democratic Rep. David Wu of Oregon has notified state and federal authorities that his resignation would be effective at the end of the day Wednesday, making him the fourth member of Congress to resign this year in the wake of a sex scandal.

We’ll help you pack. As one of my listeners put it, “We’ll send you a Wu-Haul.”
Here’s his statement via KGW:

Washington, DC — Congressman David Wu:
“Serving as a U.S. Congressman has been the greatest honor of my life. There is no other job where you get up each day and ask, ‘How can I try to make the world a better place today?’
“Particularly meaningful to me has been working for more and better investments in science and education. Also, I believe that my support for people who struggle for human rights and civil liberties will ultimately bear fruit in a world that is more just and peaceful.

Also from KGW:

“We are glad that Oregon can move forward and find a replacement in the First Congressional District,” Oregon Democratic Party Chairt Meredith Wood Smith said. “It is critical that this process begins immediately so that the citizens of the district can have a representative in Congress.  The Democratic Party is excited to see so many outstanding Democratic candidates step forward to fill the vacancy.”

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Did GOP Get Pwned In DebtZilla Deal?

Come back, Cat, we need you
Could be. 
Look what the Wall Street Journal is hearing:

There’s a lot of chatter among conservative Republicans that they may have just signed on to a stealth $3.5 trillion tax hike. That’s because the “baseline” that congressional scorers use assumes that after 2012, all of the Bush tax cuts will expire and the Alternative Minimum Tax will start to hit up to 25 million tax filers. It also assumes the full implementation of several hundred billion dollars of Obamacare taxes that kick in after 2013.

The rest of the story is here. 

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Wu Not Gone Yet; National Media Noticing

Remember when Oregon Congressman David Wu said he’d leave after he saved the country from fiscal ruin after he helped get us into it? Well, the President signed the debt bill yesterday, but Wu is still in office. Why?
 As one website put it:

This is the already crazy guy who suddenly (and allegedly!) had an “unwanted sexual encounter” with an donor’s barely legal daughter! And sure, he’s resigningwhen, exactly? — but he probably didn’t have to, since the nation’s attention has been so taken with 10-year discretionary spending caps and the triggered “tranches” of public debt issuance. But here he is anyway, saying goodbye before yesterday’s vote, in his non-tiger human clothes. Goodbye, sexpot!

Wu’s last message to constituents. Please note the part about how he’s saving us from chaos.  

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Did GOP Get Pwned In DebtZilla Deal?

Come back, Cat, we need you
Could be. 
Look what the Wall Street Journal is hearing:

There’s a lot of chatter among conservative Republicans that they may have just signed on to a stealth $3.5 trillion tax hike. That’s because the “baseline” that congressional scorers use assumes that after 2012, all of the Bush tax cuts will expire and the Alternative Minimum Tax will start to hit up to 25 million tax filers. It also assumes the full implementation of several hundred billion dollars of Obamacare taxes that kick in after 2013.

The rest of the story is here. 

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Wu Not Gone Yet; National Media Noticing

Remember when Oregon Congressman David Wu said he’d leave after he saved the country from fiscal ruin after he helped get us into it? Well, the President signed the debt bill yesterday, but Wu is still in office. Why?
 As one website put it:

This is the already crazy guy who suddenly (and allegedly!) had an “unwanted sexual encounter” with an donor’s barely legal daughter! And sure, he’s resigningwhen, exactly? — but he probably didn’t have to, since the nation’s attention has been so taken with 10-year discretionary spending caps and the triggered “tranches” of public debt issuance. But here he is anyway, saying goodbye before yesterday’s vote, in his non-tiger human clothes. Goodbye, sexpot!

Wu’s last message to constituents. Please note the part about how he’s saving us from chaos.  

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com