- Karen Weldon, an inexperienced 29-year-old lobbyist from suburban Philadelphia, seemed an unlikely choice for clients seeking global public relations services.
- Yet her tiny firm was selected last year for a plum $240,000 contract to promote the good works of a wealthy Serbian family that had been linked to accused war criminal Slobodan Milosevic.
- Ken Silverstein, Chuck Neubauer and Richard T. Cooper, "Lucrative Deals for a Daughter of Politics", Los Angeles Times, February 20, 2004 - Karen Weldon, whose dad is a Pennsylvania congressman, is a lobbyist for three foreign clients who need his help, and get it.
Weldon did a tirade on the floor in 2003 about democratic hypocrisy, since Billy did it first against Serbia.
- Curt Weldon on congressional Floor, July 16, 2003
new weldon nepotism article - harpers
Courtesy of Laura Rozen, in her War and Piece Blog, 2006.04.20
Ken Silverstei, "The Curt Weldon Employment Agency", Harpers, April 20, 2006.
A daughter of Weldon's work sfor the Italian firm Finmeccanica, which recently won the contract to build the new presidential helocpters, and Weldon lobbied for it.
Weldon Politicizing WMD Search
Original pointers provided by Laura Rozen - War and Piece Blog June 28, 2006
Dave Gaubatz, a former ISG weapons inspector has publicly challenged the finding that no weapons existed in Iraq. He has stated there are 4 Iraq locations which need to be excavated. Curt Weldon and Pete Hoekstra met with Gaubatz provately. Weldon set up a trip to Iraq to excavate the sites, but told Gaubatz not to tell anyone, especially democrats or military. Gaubatz bailed on this partisanship, deeply offended.
Gaubatz now claims he is being slimed by Weldon and Hoekstra.
- Dave Gaubatz's personal website
- Tom Ferrick Jr., "Indiana Jones? Bo, It's Weldon", Philadelphia Inquirer, June 28, 2006
- Paul Kiel, "Curt and Pete's Excellent Adventure", TPM dot com, June 28, 2006
- Scott Shane, "For Diehards, Search for Iraq's W.M.D. Isn't Over", New York Times, June 23, 2006
--hugh_manateee 16:23, 29 Jun 2006 (EDT)