House looks to move past sex and cash scandals with a fund-raiser for Haiti

I’m happy to stand corrected, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a press release like the one below coming from the House speaker’s office – whether Republican or Democrat.

Consider it an astute and worthy move, by a chamber trying to rehabilitate its image:

House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) today announced a fundraiser, House Helping Haiti, to benefit the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund. The event will take place on Thursday, February 11th from 5:30-7:00PM at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot.

“The people of Haiti have experienced unbelievable loss and destruction since the earthquake on January 12th,” said Speaker David Ralston. “I believe that we are in the position to help this nation get back on its feet. That is why House Republicans and Democrats are joining together in a bi-partisan effort to host a fundraiser to bring much needed funds to Haiti to help provide people with food, water, and other supplies.”

Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush have joined forces to lead a major relief effort to benefit Haiti.

“We appreciate the opportunity to join in the effort to help our neighbors in Haiti,” said Rep. Dubose Porter. “When tragedy hits we need to pull together as one people to help those in need with our thoughts and prayers.”

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5 comments Add your comment

Charles

January 26th, 2010
1:01 pm

Gag me, pluzeese!! Most of these clowns have no idea where Haiti is but they don’t want to miss an opportunity to bandwagon if it helps their image..

bulldog

January 26th, 2010
3:03 pm

I applaud them! Maybe our leaders in Washington should take note.

frugal voter

January 26th, 2010
4:30 pm

Who will attend this gala? Our elected reps and the lobbyists?
Can a common citizen of Georgia attend and lobby on behalf of the folks that elected the reps?

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