Don’t worry– he’s still dishonest.
As you might recall, earlier in the week, Dennis Rehberg breathlessly told the Montana electorate that he had become a champion of open government:
And when it comes to spending tax dollars, sunlight is the best weapon against waste. That’s why I’m taking government transparency to a new level by posting on my website every documented request for funding received by my office.
What Rehberg failed to mention, when taking credit for his initiative, was that he had to:
In January 2009, Rep. David Obey, D-WI, and Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-HI – respectively, chairmen of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees – required members of Congress, for the first time, to publish all their requests for earmarks on their official Web sites.
Incidentally, when Rehberg continually bashes the ‘old way’ of doing business in Washington, am I to assume that he means the way the House ran under Republicans?
Stick to writing resolutions about the Carroll football team, Dennis.