Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Why would anyone re-elect this woman?

This story about the financial ruin of a California Congresswoman made me wonder -- would anyone vote for her and, perhaps more importantly, why would would anyone vote for her?

According to the report (and this one), Rep. Laura Richardson, a California Democrat, defaulted on payments for all of her real estate holdings starting as far back as eight years ago, allowing her residence in Sacramento to fall into foreclosure. She's currently behind on the mortgages for two other properties in Southern California.

She blames her new job as Congresswoman, a divorce and the housing market in California for her troubles.

I say that the troubles are with the person staring back at her in the mirror.

First of all, how can a California Congresswoman(man) afford three homes in California? Answer: They can't unless they are independently wealthy from the start. Why would someone need three homes? Answer: he or she probably doesn't.

That begs the question: why extend yourself this far on credit that you can't repay? Answer: it takes arrogance or at least poor judgement. That's where I have the problem with anyone voting to re-elect this woman.

If she can't manage her own affairs, she certainly cannot manage the affairs of this country. No ifs ands or buts.


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