Friday, January 07, 2005

Your Tax Dollars at Work in Sri Lanka

According to CBS News, Bill Frist and Mary Landrieu are on a "fact-finding" mission, utilizing two helicopters which could have been ferrying over much-needed supplies to devastated citizens in Sri Lanka.

I suppose we could congratulate this bi-partisan support of the relief efforts if, first, they weren't getting in the way, and second, if Frist weren't such a media-hungry JERK!

Just before his helicopter lifted off, Frist and aides took snapshots of each other near a pile of tsunami debris.

"Get some devastation in the back," Frist told a photographer.

Thanks to Taegan Goddard for the tip.

Yeah, the Majority Leader of the Senate is caught showing more concern about the photo op than about the victims of this tragedy.

We are so screwed.