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18 December 2009

Broun, Deal Angry At Biden For Not Inviting Them To Stimulus Speech

Two Georgia Congressman are angry at Vice President Joe Biden for what they say was a violation of White House protocol.

Paul Broun and Nathan Deal, both Republicans, say they weren't invited to Dawsonville, Georgia's Impulse Manufacturing plant where the Vice President announced $33 million in stimulus funds to bring broadband access to north Georgia.

Biden appeared on Thursday with Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue (R) to tout the effects of the stimulus law in Rep. Nathan Deal’s (R-Ga.) district.

Deal said he was caught off guard by the media event. He explained that had it not been for Perdue’s office making a courtesy call, he would not have known Biden was planning to appear in his district.

Deal’s Georgia colleague, GOP Rep. Paul Broun, whose neighboring district will also be affected by Biden’s announcement of stimulus dollars going into broadband development, said that he had not been invited either.

Hooper, Molly K (2009-12-17). Georgia lawmakers: Biden snubbed us. The Hill. Retrieved on 2009-12-18.

Really? I mean, really?

These two Republicans are upset with the Vice President for allegedly leaving them off the invite list? Really? These two Republicans, who didn't vote for the stimulus bill in the first place, are angry that Biden didn't given them a little respect? Really? Congressmen Broun and Deal say they didn't know that Biden would be in town when the Atlanta Journal Constitution broke the news on Monday and the White House Press Office notified the media, including this blogger, the following Tuesday? Really?

And Paul Broun and Nathan Deal are actually raising a ruckus about this to the media? Really? I mean, really?