Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 11:14 pm by Darryl
Sarge in Seattle, a Kos diarist and frequent commenter at Horse Ass went to a candidates forum at Newcastle Golf Club. Among other candidates at the forum were Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA-08) and his opponent Suzan DelBene.
Here’s the stunning report from Sarge:
Three term Republcian Congressman Dave Reichert closed out the event with a speech, after which he fielded a few questions. My neighbor, Judy, asked him about Glass-Steagall. I didn’t hear the question, but I was shocked at the answer.
“I’m not familiar with Glass-Steagall. If you give me your contact information I’ll get back to you later.”
When the questioner clarified she was talking about financial reform, Reichert delivered a long, convoluted opposition to the Wall Street reform bill that was recently signed into law by President Obama.
Glass-Steagall, as most of you know, was put in place after the 1929 crash.
So what we have here is a three-term Congressman who has held office through the worst financial and economic crisis since the Great Depression. And he doesn’t know about Glass-Steagall. As Sarge puts it:
To not be familiar with Glass Steagall, today, is to not be qualified to be a U.S. Congressman.
Update: The movie….