2008 Burner: Let’s Go to the Congressional Record
posted by October 24 at 11:30 AMon
Here’s what I was alluding to earlier: in day three of what some are calling “Resume-gate,” the campaign of Darcy Burner has turned up a transcript from a Congressional hearing that shows Republican Congressman Dave Reichert failing to correct a fellow congressman who introduced Reichert, on April 10 of this year, at a meeting of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrrorism, and Homeland Security, as a man with “a bachelor’s degree from Concordia Lutheran College.” (In fact, Reichert only has an A.A.)
Our second witness will be the gentleman from Washington, Congressman David Reichert, who currently is in his second term in Congress. In addition to his notable work on the Green River task force, he has over 35 years of public service to the people of Washington. He has a bachelor’s degree from Concordia Lutheran College…
Part of this somewhat comical (and completely exhaustive) hunt for proof of resume-inflating is about each candidate being seen by his or her base a bare-knuckled brawler. And, you know, Burner’s base is definitely going to be pleased by the unearthing of this statement from a long-forgotten committee meeting that otherwise would never have been heard about again. It shows Burner can take an oppo-research hit, and give an oppo-research hit right back.