Hypocrisy is rich in American politics these days, but Democrat Congressman Tom Perriello has driven duplicity to new heights.
Recall that during his 2008 campaign for Virginia’s 5th District Congressional seat, candidate Perriello in a smarmy radio commercial (audio file below), ridiculed then incumbent Congressman Virgil Goode for squandering his Congressional efforts on such “trivial” acts as “naming a building after someone” (the possible “someones” being Dr. Pamela D. Gwin of NGIC, and Corporal Bradley T. Arms USMC, both of whom died while in service to their country.)
Of course, the implication was, that if elected, Congressman Perriello would focus his efforts on formidable and consequential issues, eschewing the trifling in favor of the preeminent.
Perhaps the boy-Congressman has a short memory; more likely Perriello authorized those radio words in prevarication, as his official spokesman, Jessica Barba, recently released the following:
Perriello Introduces Resolution Congratulating University of Virginia Soccer Team on its National Championship
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Tom Perriello congratulated the University of Virginia Cavaliers soccer team on their victory over the University of Akron in the NCAA Division I College Cup Final. He is sponsoring a resolution to have Congress officially honor the squad’s accomplishment.
“The Cavaliers showed why the phrase ‘defense wins championships’ is true with their performance this season. These players and their coaches worked incredibly hard and were rewarded for their tireless effort. I look forward to having the entire U.S. Congress honor the team by passing my resolution. Hopefully, my colleague Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio won’t be tempted to vote ‘present.’”
Following 120 minutes of regulation and overtime play, the second-ranked Cavaliers and the top-ranked Zips were tied at zero, necessitating a penalty-kick shootout which UVA won 3-2. Head coach George Gelnovatch directed the team to its sixth national title in Division I soccer, its first since 1994, and the school’s 19th overall in all NCAA competitions. Jonathan Villanueva, a senior midfielder for the Cavaliers, was named the tournament’s offensive most valuable player while the squad’s goalkeeper, junior Diego Restrepo, was honored as the defensive most valuable player.
The Cavaliers concluded the season with a 19-3-3 record, finishing on a 16-game unbeaten streak.+ Impressively, the team allowed just eight goals during the season in 25 games, giving it one of the lowest goals-against averages in NCAA history.
Please find attached Congressman Perriello’s resolution
With its Constitutional foundations crumbling and America on the verge of socialist inundation, “two-faced Tom” Perriello has chosen to “while away the hours” pursuing minutiae via taxpayer funded press releases. Undoubtedly, a far greater transgression than that Perriello attributed to predecessor Goode.
When you promised to work a “double shift” in Washington, Tom, we thought you meant working to bring jobs to Virginia’s southside. If this is how you intend to fritter away the remainder of your term and to dispose of our hard-earned tax dollars (have you forgotten that we pay your expenses?), will you please consider following Tim Kaine’s lead and reverting to “part time” status?
Listen to Tom Perriello’s hypocritical radio commercial: