Crain's Chicago Business reported on the “foul mood” of 8th Congressional District U.S. Representative Melissa Bean:
“Rep. Melissa Bean was in a foul mood as she arrived in Denver Sunday for the Democratic National Convention.
"The west suburban Democrat was grumbling about having to return home this week for a hearing on Canadian National Railway’s proposal to buy the Elgin Joliet & Eastern Railway, then return to Denver Thursday to hear Sen. Barack Obama’s acceptance speech.“
McHenry County Blog found a report on Bean's penchant for partying in February in an article in The Hill.
It was a story about a Democratic Party retreat at the Kingsmill Resort & Spa in Williamsburg, Vriginia.
Here, let me let The Hill reporter tell the rest of the story:
Democrats said they had no time to relax during their two-and-a-half day retreat.
Friday night wasn’t work time, though, the “Under the Dome” column reported.
Lawmakers threw back a few drinks and danced late into the night.
By the end of the evening, most members and staff went to bed, leaving the 30-something working group of Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.), Hilda Solis (Calif.), Tim Ryan (Ohio), Melissa Bean (Ill.) (OK, they look 30-something!) dancing the night away. Reps. Jan Schakowsky (Ill.) and James McGovern (Mass.) were out there, too.
Girls just want to have fun, don't you know.
And attending a hearing inconeniently scheduled by that Republican-controlled Surface Transportation Board where 3,000 constituents are expected is cutting into the Democratic National Convention with all of its great parties.
Beating challenger Steve Greenberg is apparently more important that partying in Denver.
Bean should consider herself fortunate. Consider that former Alderman Arenda Troutman probably doesn't feel like dancing the night away now that she has pleaded guilty to those Chicago zoning “no-no's.”
And Troutman never did have the huge congressional salary that Bean enjoys.
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