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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:43 AM
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Dissection of a wingnut-Minority (turncoat): Greed & incompetence (Henry BONILLA)
To one of the Eternal questions, "Why would ANY minority member (Black, Hispanic, women, Gay) EVER be a wingnut?" - one potential answer is "greed," but "incompetence" might be added to it.


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http://news.search.yahoo.com/news/search?p=Henry+Bonill...

http://www.kristv.com/global/story.asp?s=7371326

Ex-U.S. Rep secured earmark for defunct resort while a member


LAJITAS, Texas -- The Texas Department of Transportation is sitting on nearly $1.2 million in federal funds the state agency may never be able to spend, thanks to an earmark from a congressman who wanted to help a contributor move a road through a golf resort he belonged to.


Former U.S. Rep. Henry Bonilla steered the money from Washington to Austin in 2005 to move a 1.2-mile stretch of highway that cuts directly through a privately owned border town-turned-exclusive resort.


But the resort went bankrupt and the "Lajitas Relief Route" earmark, buried in a massive highway spending bill, can't be used for anything else.


So, the road sits, still separating pricey hotel rooms from the resort's lush golf course, its two restaurants and most other amenities offered at Lajitas, The Ultimate Hideout. The resort sits on the western edge of Brewster County, a desolate part of West Texas that includes Big Bend National Park and has 1.4 people for each of its 6,130 square miles.


The owner of the resort, Stephen Smith, donated $2,500 to Bonilla's campaigns, and Bonilla owned a membership in the resort _ valued as high as $75,000 _ that its Web site says is available only to property owners. Bonilla, who was voted out of office in 2006, owns no property in Lajitas. ....


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HCE SuiGeneris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:46 AM
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1. Could we extend your theory to Gonzales?
He seems to fit the mold, IMO.
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:47 AM
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2. *All* of 'em: Gonzo, Clarence THOMAS, Miguel ESTRADA, Ruben NAVARRETTE, Colin POWELL, etc.. n/t
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