SCANDAL  11:34 am April 1, 2008

Gun Nut Murtha Aide Misspent Funds On Fancy Rifle

by Sara K. Smith

And now this deer is dead.John Hugya, Pennsylvania Representative Jack Murtha’s chief of staff, used Murtha campaign funds to buy a rifle and some knives and other gun-nut baubles at an auction held by the Friends of the National Rifle Association. And then Hugya counted the $2151 he spent as a gift from the Murtha campaign, even though the Murtha folks said the money was a payment to Friends of the NRA for “advertising.” Talk about a scandal!

Murtha’s people said that they sent Hugya to go buy some crap at the auction and then when he actually bought the aforementioned crap they were like, “Enh, keep it! What use do we have for an expensive old gun?” However, Ethics Experts say this is a horrible perversion of justice, because politicial campaigns should not shower their staff with fancy gifts.

The point, America, is this: Jack Murtha has never been a great paragon of Washington ethics, and now one of his aides has an expensive gun from Charlton Heston.

Rep. Murtha aide used campaign cash for rifle [The Hill]

 

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Elessar March 3, 2009 at 1:32 pm

Hmmm, very interesting and it certainly sounds like some sort of payoff went awry thanks to Hugya… It’s the best deed he’ll ever do! Next time he should spring for the airsoft gun instead and get that to Mr. Murtha so he can start putting pellets on target like a good ex marine whenever his staffers mess up something so carefully scripted!

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