Freshmen representatives are all over the map bragging about how they are pumping gas for constituents.
We've posted about it here and here.
Reports are coming in that Billy refused to fill the tank of one constituent who has been critical of Billy in the past.
But this tweet of Long's bothers me:
Billy tweeted: "One Lady said she scrapped together $5 for her gas - I pumped 1.32 gallons for her."
My first thought on reading Billy's tweet was that poor woman probably spent $5.00 in gas getting to the gas station to buy $5.00 worth of gas.
Then I thought if she had to scrape together $5.00 for gas, she should have used that gas to go to the grocery store or the Ozarks Food Harvest, not waste it going to see some politician's publicity stunt.
Then I thought what is Billy's purpose in tweeting this? To show his appeal? I wonder if this woman realizes that Billy voted against her in his vote to Kill Medicare?
Then I thought why didn't Billy chip in a few bucks and put a couple gallons in her tank. That would have been a decent thing to do. He could have done it discreetly and no one would have known that you actually helped a constituent. Or he could have even told some of the metro somethings/bodyguards that surround him to put some gas in her tank.
But Billy doesn't think that way. It's not about constituents, it's all about Billy Long.
Billy Long's salary is $14,500 a month and he couldn't find the decency in his heart to put some gas in a woman's car who had to scrape together $5.00 to come see him?
The average Social Security recipient's check in SWMO is just over $13,000-- a year! Billy makes more than that in a month and he couldn't put a couple of dollars of gas in the woman's tank?
Sheet, Billy, you could have just ate one less Billy Long cut steak at the Metro Grill and put that money towards some gas for the lady.
Right now I am not sure who is the fool.... the woman who scraped together $5.00 so you could put 1.32 gallons in her tank or you, because you didn't even think to put some gas in her tank. All your thought of was yourself and how she scraped together $5.00 to come see you.
Opportunity lost, Billy Long, opportunity lost.
Here's what you could have done: from the bus garage, May, 22, 2008: It was only $26.00