« Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™ | Main | Small Town Blues Leave 'Em In The Red »

The Knucklehead of the Day award

Today's winner is Congressman Albert Wynn. He gets the award for the following.

WASHINGTON - Maryland Congressman Albert Wynn says he's leaving Congress before his term ends to take a job at a Washington law firm.

The Democrat was defeated in a primary election last month. He said in a statement Thursday that he'd leave Congress in June to enter "another phase of my life."

The eight-term incumbent was soundly defeated by activist Donna Edwards in the primary for Maryland's heavily Democratic 4th District.

Wynn says his resignation will allow for a special election that would give Edwards more time for transition into office. Edwards is favored to win the general election.

Another selfish politician who only thinks of himself. If you get elected to serve two years, SERVE them. This is starting to become too common a practice, elected representatives leaving the office they were elected to hold to instead enrich themselves.(I don't buy the BS that Wynn resigned to give Edwards more time. Wynn is bitter that he lost re-election) Republicans Trent Lott and Louisiana Congressman Richard Baker being recent examples.

A costly and needless special election will now have to take place in Maryland thanks to Albert Wynn, that's why I name him today's Knucklehead of the Day.


TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
/cgi-bin/mt-tb.cgi/28839.

Comments (4)

To be fair, getting in a fe... (Below threshold)
yetanotherjohn:

To be fair, getting in a few months early would give her senority on the 2008 freshman congress critter class. This won't matter much until it comes time for the committee chairs, but it can mean something for the locals on the pork express.

From what I've read online ... (Below threshold)
matthew:

From what I've read online on various liberal blogs, Wynn's constituents would probably be thrilled to be rid of the guy. Edwards seems pretty great.

Why can't somebody quit their job, Bill? It's reason not to vote for them again, but I really doubt this jerk is going to run again.

Like Lott, if Wynn served o... (Below threshold)

Like Lott, if Wynn served out his term he would fall under the new rules requiring Senators and Representatives to wait two years after leaving office before working for lobbying firms, which pay former members of Congress as much as $1 million a year, or even more. By leaving early, they get to cash in immediately.

Any questions?

;-)

And while Wynn cashes in, t... (Below threshold)

And while Wynn cashes in, the rest of us cash out. Either there will be a special election (both a primary and general) at taxpayers' cost of over $1.5 million or the 4th district will go unrepresented for a half year. Both choices are unacceptable yet they are the only options Wynn's stunt has allowed for us.




Advertisements









rightads.gif

beltwaybloggers.gif

insiderslogo.jpg

mba_blue.gif

Follow Wizbang

Follow Wizbang on FacebookFollow Wizbang on TwitterSubscribe to Wizbang feedWizbang Mobile

Contact

Send e-mail tips to us:

[email protected]

Fresh Links

Credits

Section Editor: Maggie Whitton

Editors: Jay Tea, Lorie Byrd, Kim Priestap, DJ Drummond, Michael Laprarie, Baron Von Ottomatic, Shawn Mallow, Rick, Dan Karipides, Michael Avitablile, Charlie Quidnunc, Steve Schippert

Emeritus: Paul, Mary Katherine Ham, Jim Addison, Alexander K. McClure, Cassy Fiano, Bill Jempty, John Stansbury, Rob Port

In Memorium: HughS

All original content copyright © 2003-2010 by Wizbang®, LLC. All rights reserved. Wizbang® is a registered service mark.

Powered by Movable Type Pro 4.361

Hosting by ServInt

Ratings on this site are powered by the Ajax Ratings Pro plugin for Movable Type.

Search on this site is powered by the FastSearch plugin for Movable Type.

Blogrolls on this site are powered by the MT-Blogroll.

Temporary site design is based on Cutline and Cutline for MT. Graphics by Apothegm Designs.

Author Login



Terms Of Service

DCMA Compliance Notice

Privacy Policy