Tillis plays hooky to party with lobbyists

Apparently the smell of money is just too strong to ignore:

As the N.C. House debated a sweeping tax bill and a contentious gun resolution Wednesday, Speaker Thom Tillis spent the day raising money in Washington for his U.S. Senate bid.

The Cornelius Republican attended at fundraiser at 11 a.m., the same time session started, hosted by two lobbyists at the offices of the National Association of Wholesale-Distributors, according to an invite. The meet-and-greet invite included information about donations up to the maximum limit of $2,600.

Common sense would dictate that shirking your responsibilities for the job you already have would be kind of a no-no when you're planning to ask for a new and more important job. But this is politics, which has very little to do with common sense.

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And isn't he...

...drawing a taxpayer-funded salary while he's not doing his job? There's some government waste we can trim.

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

More on His Sliminess...

...at BackwardNC (July 17 entry)

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

"Hey! Look! I'm right here!"

Yeah, see, the problem with using this picture as proof that you're actually in North Carolina is the preponderance of fancy hardwood desks in the District of Columbia. And when you feel the need to add "in Raleigh today" to one of your Tweets, it's sort of a tacit admission that your previous-day's absence wasn't the smartest move, and you're worried about the fallout from such.