Clear Fog Blog

Political musings from Warren E. Peterson

Senator Murray Packs Her Bags

Posted by Warren Peterson on January 10, 2010

The Seattle Times published an article Saturday that reads like it was written by Senator Murray’s campaign staff, a fluff piece if there ever was one. It extolled the virtues of another taxpayer-funded trip to China for Murray. Two other Senators, Kit Bond (R) Missouri and Roland Burris (D) Illinois, whose terms are up this year, as is Murray’s, are joining her on the junket.

Excuse me but Senator Bond is not running for re-election and Senator Burris, appointed to the Senate by former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich during the “Obama Senate seat for sale” scandal, has opted out also. Are these trips like a gold watch for retirees, one more spin around the globe on Uncle Sam.

Of course if the trip means the “Mom in tennis shoes” is about to announce her retirement from political office, well I could be a little more charitable.

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