Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Heath Shuler Wins "Prestigious" Award

WASHINGTON - The Democratic Blue Dog Coalition, known for its fiscal conservatism, today named U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler, D-Waynesville, the "Blue Dog of the Week."

Shuler said he's proud to be a member of the Blue Dog caucus."The American people are tired of Congress spending wastefully, borrowing recklessly, and needlessly risking the security of future generations," Shuler said.

Formed in 1995 to represent the center of the House of Representatives, the Blue Dog Coalition currently has 44 members.

Now, I live in Shuler's district, and am really proud of the big lug for beating Charles Taylor(R-Pondscum) but unless my math is fuzzy, there are only 44 members of the coalition. So somebody is going to win this award at least twice this year. I wonder if he gets just this official pronouncement, or if there is a $10 discount coupon to the Red Lobster or some other form of bling.