Via dday at Hullabaloo, Think Progress reports on a fine bit of hardball politics. Ever the blowhard Senator Jon Kyl, republican of Arizona, in an appearance last Sunday on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos says of the stimulus, which he believes is a waste of, well just about everything holy and patriotic, “What I proposed is, after you complete the contracts that are already committed, the things that are in the pipeline, stop it.” Good for you Senator. Stomp out that stimulus and take us back to the good old days of tax cuts and, oops that didn’t work did it?

The next day the Governor of Arizona received letters from 4 cabinet secretaries wondering if the Senator spoke for the state. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s says it all for me.

“I believe the stimulus has been very effective in creating job opportunities throughout the country. However, if you prefer to forfeit the money we are making available to your state, as Senator Kyl suggests, please let me know.”

The Senator was nonplussed, something about “politicization.” Hahahahahaha. I love it when the chief of staff plays hardball. We need to see more of that. Way to go Mr. Emanuel!.

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"Kyl Gets Punked" by was published on July 16th, 2009 and is listed in Barack Obama, Politics, republicans.

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