Today’s Washington Post calls out Jane Harman for missing 43 votes this year alone. While Jane gives no excuse for why she isn’t showing up, she continues to collect her government salary and pension anyway. Jane announced she is leaving Congress after 33 days of her 2 year commitment but said she would serve until March 1st. Now word comes she isn’t even serving during this transition period.
Jane’s friend Kitty Felde, from the local NPR affiliate KPCC, has poked fun at people who are trying to get Millionaire Harman to pay for the special election she has created. Harman, afterall, is worth millions of dollars and her husband owns Newsweek. Kitty lives in Washington, DC and so we’re not surprised she doesn’t get the outrage we are feeling in the South Bay over being taken advantage of by a millionaire who resigned after telling us she would serve 2 years. Kitty and the rest of the LA media should find out if Jane is spending time at her new job while collecting taxpayer dollars. In fact, the Woodrow Wilson Center should come clean and tell us when they started negotiating with Jane for their top job. Additionally, the Woodrow Wilson Center should let us know if Jane has been showing up in their offices over the last few weeeks while collecting her Congressional salary.
When the Washington Post notices your absence, shouldn’t the LA media?