National Lampoon Vacation

February 12, 2006

One of my least favorite politicians from Northern Cal, Richard Pombo, billed the government for his family vacation. Taxpayers anted up nearly $5,000 for the rental of Pombo’s RV, in which he and his wife and kids explored the West.

“We spent two weeks on vacation, stopping along the way to enjoy the splendor of many of our national parks.”

Pombo says it was a work trip, seeing as how he’s chairman of the House Resources Committee and all. Whatever.

Here’s why Pombo is a world-class turd: because in September of last year, he drafted a bill to sell off 15 of our national parks.

I guess it’s nice of him to take his kids around to all those parks now, just in case they aren’t there in the future if jerks like him get their way. Um, yeah…