Dingell hasn’t been this angry since Champ Clark crap-canned the Horse & Buggy Chauffeur Program, forcing him to have to learn how to drive his own damn carriage.

I honestly didn’t know there still was a “Page Program” in the House — haven’t heard about it since the Mark Foley incident — but that doesn’t matter, because there isn’t anymore, and Dingell isn’t happy about it:

The House’s longest-serving current member, Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), is calling on Republican and Democratic leadership to justify their recent decision to terminate the page program.

In a letter sent Friday to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Dingell expressed concerns about the recent cancellation of the program — in effect for nearly 200 years — due to prohibitive costs and advances in technology.

“While I appreciate the fiscal constraints currently facing our nation and the House of Representatives, I believe the decision to end the House Page Program was short-sighted,” Dingell wrote.
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The page program employs roughly 70 high school students to serve as messengers and couriers on the House floor and around the Capitol complex, offering them the opportunity to work and attend high school in Congress for a semester, or for several weeks during the summer.

“This decision was not easy, but it is necessary,” Boehner and Pelosi wrote of the cancellation, noting that the cost to operate the program exceeds $5 million annually.

You know it was a waste of money if Botoxi the Clown was in favor of giving it the axe. Either that or she’ll use it as an excuse to hire more congressional staff.

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9 Responses to “Rep. John Dingell (D-Inosaur) Upset at Cancellation of House ‘Page Program’”

  1. Joe Redfield on August 20th, 2011 1:14 pm

    Dingellberry is upset because cell phones can't fetch coffee or call you 'sir'.

  2. SignPainterGuy on August 20th, 2011 2:27 pm

    "….the cost of the program exceeds $5 M annually."

    I wasn`t aware the pages were paid anything other than the "hands-on" experience !?

  3. joyannaadams on August 20th, 2011 3:30 pm

    If my memory serves me…somewhere in Bill Clinton's MY LIFE, he mentioned how he worked as a sort of "page" and addmitted reading every letter he delivered, therefore being able to "spy" and use the information in his party's favor.

    Did anyone here read his book? LOL…Does anyone here want to ADMIT they read his book?

    Anyway, those pages were very valuable, and in more ways than Barney Frank.

  4. OK_Loyalist on August 20th, 2011 5:30 pm

    Would someone please wipe the oatmeal out of the corner of Dingleberries mouth … PLEASE !!!

  5. mmt on August 20th, 2011 7:14 pm

    Isn't that Dingell getting off the bus in this video? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU2yt6wOoK0
    Sure looks like him.

  6. SignPainterGuy on August 20th, 2011 7:58 pm

    He he, that ol` geezer is amazing, he really could dance ! It wasn`t faked (much) !

    Speaking of Six Flags, they`ve announced a "muslims-only" day. No non-muslims will be allowed. What are the chances of a "Christians-only" or "Jews-only" day ? NONE !

  7. Divin’ for The King Penguin 21 August 11 | adeliemanchot on August 21st, 2011 5:45 pm

    [...] Rep. John Dingell (D-Inosaur) Upset at Cancellation of House ‘Page Program’ Dingell hasn’t been this angry since Champ Clark crap-canned the Horse & Buggy Chauffeur Program, forcing him to have to learn how to drive his own damn carriage. [...]

  8. democratsarefascists on August 21st, 2011 8:17 pm

    Those are "administrative costs," which means Congress pocketed the money.

  9. SignPainterGuy on August 21st, 2011 8:40 pm

    Yes, and a fine job they do of "pocketing money" ! Those "administrative costs" are killers !

    And your interwebs code name is "Too Right !"

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