Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Yes, Roger Wicker is Still Around

The political action this summer has mainly been focused on the Senate race for the seat currently held by Thad Cochran. Now, can you recall the name of our other U.S. senator without using technology for assistance?

To help us out, that person is Roger Wicker. He has served in the United States Senate since 2007 (he was appointed by Governor Haley Barbour after Senator Trent Lott's ended his public service to become a well-paid lobbyist), following his service in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1995. Before that, he served in the state legislature.

I wrote about some of Wicker's fundraising methods in a previous post.

This is Roger Wicker.
Last week, the historic Republican class of 1994 reconvened in Washington, DC, for the 20th anniversary celebration of their rise to power. Here is a line from an article about the event that caught my eye:
It was moderated by fellow classmate and current Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., who got a round of applause at the start of the event when he lauded the absence of the press so “we can say what we really think!”
I imagine there were a lot of stunned faces of former members who looked at Wicker and thought to themselves "Well, I never thought that guy would make it here this long."

Yes, after 20 long years in Washington, Roger Wicker is still around. Doing what we cannot say because Wicker, apparently, does not like telling the truth to the press.

1 comment:

NMissC said...

think? He thinks? to use his word-- really?