"I was, frankly, uh, uh, surprised to see that we don’t have a record, so far as I can tell, of your having given to me despite my uh, long and deep uh, work. In fact, it’s been my major work, uh, on the committee and sub-committee it’s been essentially in your sector.As no Republicans could be harmed by reporting this scandal, don't hold your breath waiting for it to be top of the news on CBS, NBC ABC or CNN.
I am, I’m simply candidly calling to ask for a contribution. As the senior member of the um, committee and a sub-committee chair, we have (chuckles) obligations to raise, uh funds. And, I think it must have been me who hasn’t, frankly, uh, done my homework to ask for a contribution earlier. So I’m trying to make up for it by asking for one now, when we particularly, uh, need, uh contributions, particularly those of us who have the seniority and chairmanships and are in a position to raise the funds."
15 September 2010
It's OK - She's Not A Republican.
A member of The Ruling Class tries to earn her keep: Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) pressures a lobbyist for a campaign donation. It's an "obligation":