Why should voters outside of Virginia care about Tom Davis? His opportunism spreads from the DC area Metrorail to Terri Schiavo's hospital bed. His corruption spreads from Iraq to the Gulf region. His fundraising consists of demanding money from contractors scheduled for review by the Government Reform Committee, a practice called churning by Democrats like our district's own Chris Van Hollen, who works for oversight hearings to be more meaningful.
Davis raised money with Jack Abramoff, and even received an award from one of Jack Abramoff's cover-up groups, Americans for Tax Reform. He also started the Republican "Business Leadership Trust" whose elite first members included fundraiser Mark Foley, who strategized on Florida voters and Miami millionaires with Davis by day and preyed on teen pages in DC by night. While all the Congressional Reps could not have known about Foley, Davis has a reputation for memorizing minute details about Congressional representatives and their districts.
Now that Henry Waxman (D-CA) has the gavel, he is the scariest man in town. I am keeping an eye on what he uncovers. Come back for updates!