Florida Pilot

A compendium of random thoughts from a former Washington Beltway insider who is now having a lot more fun flying small airplanes in Central Florida.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Where did turkeys go? it all depends upon what the meaning of "needy" is

"The director of a Detroit food bank wants to know what happened to 60 turkeys -- 720 pounds of frozen birds -- that his charity gave to members of U.S. Rep. John Conyers' local staff two days before Thanksgiving to give to needy people

[A representative of the charity] became suspicious that the turkeys didn't get to poor people after hearing from a friend that a federal court worker had said he was offered free turkeys from a member of Conyers' staff."

But who is to say what "needy" means? Was this clearly defined by the folks providing the turkey? I'm reminded, of course, by Bill Clinton's classic parsing of words, the meaning of "sexual relations" the meaning of "is", etc. Is is certainly appropriate of Conyers, one of the more rabid liberals in Congress to take advantage of any Clintonian techniques to obtain free Thanksgiving turkeys for staffers and supporters.


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