Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Denny Hastert's MO.

The House is dripping with cynicism this morning after Denny Hastert's House Appropriations Committee Chairman yesterday approved a measure designed to be shot down on the House floor.

Why in the world would the House Appropriations Committee pass a measure to raise the minimum wage to $7.25 (the first measure of its kind from House Republicans in a decade)?

Because the House Appropriations Committee has nothing to do with raising the nation's minimum wage, that's why.

Democrats, however, have been given another plum, if they choose to use a line from the 2004 campaign playbook.

They can claim Republicans were for the minimum wage hike before they were against it.

Here's another good one.

Run a picture of Hastert's fat head profile juxtaposed alongside Eisenhower's with an American flag in the background. The headline: Republicans: Turning Minimum Wage Levels Back To 1956.

Denny "J. Dennis" Hastert: Posterchild for the lowest wages for Americans in 50 years.

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