"Congressman Murtha is a member of the House Appropriations Committee, and is Chairman of its Defense Subcommittee. He was Chairman of the Defense Subcommittee from 1989-1995, its Ranking Member from 1995-2007, and became Chairman again in 2007."
So when Ed Blazina, reporter for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, needed an official source for a presidential election story, he sought out Murtha. Here's how Blazina reported the exchange.
"I think Obama is going to win, but I don't think it's going to be a runaway," he said. "I think he wins Pennsylvania."
Mr. Murtha said it has taken time for the state's voters embrace a black presidential candidate.
"There's no question Western Pennsylvania is a racist area," said Mr. Murtha, whose district stretches from Johnstown to Washington County. "The older population is more hesitant."
First we hear from Sen. Obama about the Bible-clinging, bitter gun nuts in that part of the country. Now one of their representatives say they're racists and a bit slow to boot.
What's the problem? Fall into lockstep, why don't ya! You may be as backward as us simple Kansas wheatheads.