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Post by Patrick O'Callahan on Nov. 30, 2012 at 11:56 pm |
November 30, 2012 6:16 pm

Taking the most expensive corporate-financed junket anyone can remember isn’t corrupt behavior, exactly, but it’s not the kind of thing you do if you feel accountable to the public.

McDermott, a very liberal Democrat from the very liberal 7th Congressional District, won re-election Nov. 6 with 80 percent of the vote. Competition is essential in politics. McDermott at least needed a very liberal challenger.

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