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Being a great friend to lobbyists and Washington insiders, republican representative from Missouri, and announced candidate for the open U.S. Senate seat in 2010 makes for interesting Twitter posts. These are from Roy “daddy” Blunt:

Busy day, invited to White House healthcare meeting Thursday. Will keep you posted.3:27 PM Mar 2nd from mobile web

“Keep your friends close and…”

National Journal ranked me the 20th most conservative member of the U.S. House.12:04 PM Mar 3rd from mobile web

Eh, tell us something that’s new.

I chair the Health Care Solutions Working Group and today attended a health care summit at the White House.about 12 hours ago from mobile web

Health care reform is a big challenge. We need a bipartisan solution. The meeting was a start. It will take more to achieve good reform.about 12 hours ago from mobile web

Heh. There’s enough in this one Twitter post for a doctoral dissertation deconstructing multiple levels of ironic cluelessness. To begin, where have you been the last eight years Congressman Blunt? Just asking. Maybe we should ask some of your friends, too (via the FEC):

…ABBOTT LABORATORIES EMPLOYEE POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE 02/22/1999 500.00 99034372588

ABBOTT LABORATORIES EMPLOYEE POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE 05/20/2002 3000.00 22991068696

ABBOTT LABORATORIES EMPLOYEE POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE 02/28/2003 1500.00 23990523576

ABBOTT LABORATORIES EMPLOYEE POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE 11/20/2003 500.00 23992384476

ABBOTT LABORATORIES EMPLOYEE POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE 03/10/2004 5000.00 24991074090

ABBOTT LABORATORIES EMPLOYEE POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE 02/22/2005 5000.00 25990245069

ABBOTT LABORATORIES EMPLOYEE POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE 03/27/2006 5000.00 26930077488

ABBOTT LABORATORIES EMPLOYEE POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE 03/15/2007 5000.00 27930641900

ABBOTT LABORATORIES EMPLOYEE POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE 05/29/2008 2500.00 28991261649

ABBOTT MEDICAL OPTICS INC. POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE 04/12/2004 1000.00 24961720807

…AETNA INC. POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE 02/27/2002 1000.00 22990533204

AETNA INC. POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE 05/06/2003 2000.00 23991556546

AETNA INC. POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE 03/04/2004 1000.00 24991130591

AETNA INC. POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE 06/08/2005 1000.00 25970717669

AETNA INC. POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE 12/01/2005 1000.00 26990125352

AETNA INC. POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE 08/07/2006 1000.00 26930371617

AETNA INC. POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE 07/09/2008 2500.00 28932414122

AFLAC INCORPORATED POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE AFLACPAC 02/18/1999 1000.00 99034371997

AFLAC INCORPORATED POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE AFLACPAC 07/27/1999 1000.00 99034763257

AFLAC INCORPORATED POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE AFLACPAC 02/15/2000 1000.00 20035351827

AFLAC INCORPORATED POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE AFLACPAC 08/30/2000 1000.00 20036030996

AFLAC INCORPORATED POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE AFLACPAC 10/02/2001 2000.00 21990573446

AFLAC INCORPORATED POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE AFLACPAC 11/30/2001 3000.00 21990621160

AFLAC INCORPORATED POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE AFLACPAC 08/27/2002 5000.00 22991703227

AFLAC INCORPORATED POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE AFLACPAC 01/15/2003 2500.00 23990354871

AFLAC INCORPORATED POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE AFLACPAC 01/21/2004 2500.00 24990479705

AFLAC INCORPORATED POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE AFLACPAC 02/21/2005 5000.00 25990204614

AFLAC INCORPORATED POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE AFLACPAC 09/13/2007 5000.00 27990761032

AFLAC INCORPORATED POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE AFLACPAC 12/03/2007 2500.00 28990042896

AFLAC INCORPORATED POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE AFLACPAC 08/15/2008 2500.00 28932881883

…ALCON LABORATORIES, INC. POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE 07/06/2005 500.00 26990056888

…AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE 05/28/2002 1000.00 22991070980

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE 06/19/2003 2000.00 23991238899

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE 02/20/2004 2000.00 24990724915

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE 08/23/2005 2000.00 26990153376

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE 06/22/2006 5000.00 26930269247

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE 06/20/2007 5000.00 27930885693

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE 03/03/2006 2500.00 26930024762

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE 06/08/2007 2500.00 27990203319

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIAN
S POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE 06/10/2008 2500.00 28991505045

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY INC POLITICAL COMMITTEE (OPHTHPAC) 10/31/2001 2000.00 22991623943

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY INC POLITICAL COMMITTEE (OPHTHPAC) 06/27/2003 4000.00 23991466485

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY INC POLITICAL COMMITTEE (OPHTHPAC) 03/09/2004 1000.00 24991123768

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY INC POLITICAL COMMITTEE (OPHTHPAC) 03/09/2004 1500.00 24991123768

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY INC POLITICAL COMMITTEE (OPHTHPAC) 09/30/2004 1000.00 24962420912

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY INC POLITICAL COMMITTEE (OPHTHPAC) 03/25/2005 2500.00 25990518571

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY INC POLITICAL COMMITTEE (OPHTHPAC) 02/24/2006 2500.00 26920021428

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY INC POLITICAL COMMITTEE (OPHTHPAC) 10/04/2006 1000.00 26960657717

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY INC POLITICAL COMMITTEE (OPHTHPAC) 04/26/2007 1000.00 27990130756

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD AND NECK SURGERY ENT PAC 03/07/2001 1000.00 21990341437

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD AND NECK SURGERY ENT PAC 11/21/2001 1000.00 22990261720

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD AND NECK SURGERY ENT PAC 11/07/2003 2000.00 24990393841

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD AND NECK SURGERY ENT PAC 06/22/2004 2000.00 24961843827

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD AND NECK SURGERY ENT PAC 06/14/2005 1000.00 25970841798

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD AND NECK SURGERY ENT PAC 03/22/2006 1000.00 26960046560

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD AND NECK SURGERY ENT PAC 08/17/2006 3000.00 26930424122

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD AND NECK SURGERY ENT PAC 05/22/2007 2500.00 27930971236

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD AND NECK SURGERY ENT PAC 06/10/2008 2500.00 28991374647

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE 10/15/2002 2500.00 22992375335

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE 10/06/2004 5000.00 24971841260

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE 09/26/2006 5000.00 26940406941

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE 09/23/2008 5000.00 28933461154

That’s not even through the letter “A” – but you get the picture. “What”, you say? Why aren’t there any contributions from associations for all those millions of people without access to health care? Money is free speech. Silly, if they had the money to lobby and contribute to camapaign committees of members of Congress, they’d have the money for access to health care. Problem solved.