U.S. Rep. Adrian Smith of the flyover country that is Nebraska’s 3rd Congressional District, is one of the star players in a New York Times article about the after-hours good life that comes with the job.

Here’s the first paragraph of Eric Lipton’s article in the Times of Jan. 19:

VAIL, Colo. — After some time in the hot tub, an evening cocktail reception and a two-and-a-half hour dinner in a private dining room named Out of Bounds, Representative Adrian Smith, Republican of Nebraska, made one last stop, visiting the lounge at the Four Seasons Resort hotel here to spend more time with the lobbyists and other donors who had jetted in from Washington, D.C., to join him for the weekend.”

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  1. Ugh! I don’t expect them to be flawless, but it would be good if they think about how this looks to people denied continuation of their unemployment benefits or threats to affordable health care. What assholes!

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    • I will have more to say about this New York Times’ story. I saw it Sunday, punched in those paragraphs and scheduled it for publication a few days later because I wanted to give the issue of money and politics more thoughtful deliberation than I had time for on Sunday. Unfortunately, I had a senior moment and forgot to come back to the post. My apologies. No offense to Rep. Smith, and no inferences intended about him individually. I do consider it an important story, however, because Nebraskans hear so little about how their representatives in Washington conduct themselves.

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