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No Inconvenient Questions For Rep. Joe Walsh About Being A Deadbeat Dad

Reported by Ellen - August 2, 2011 -

Fox News trotted out Republican Joe Walsh on Saturday (7/30/11) to discuss the then-pending debt ceiling deal. You may recall that last week, it was revealed that Walsh owes over $100,000 in child support arrears. This from the guy who campaigned on fiscal responsibility. Furthermore, Walsh’s ex-wife discovered that while he was claiming poverty as an excuse for not paying child support, he somehow managed to lend his campaign $35,000. Yet none of that was deemed important enough by Neil Cavuto to bring up on Saturday.

Cavuto asked Walsh why he thought a deal would happen but not one to his liking.

Walsh explained that in his view, the so-called McConnell plan “accedes our responsibility as Congressmen and women to deal with this issue.”

Accedes responsibility? Putting aside the fact that Walsh apparently meant “cedes” responsibility, what could be less responsible than not paying child support? Especially if you’ve got the money.

If that thought ever occurred to Cavuto, he kept it to himself. He said sympathetically, “I know how that goes and I read your cynicism.”



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