Someone’s hand got caught in the cookie jar. Democratic representative Rick Boucher, for the 9th district, reversed is position along with 92 other Dems on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Originally he had a position against this bill, because it would provide legal immunity to the telecommunication companies involved in the wiretapping of phones after 9/11. The big factor: $25,000 in contributions from telecommunication companies. That’s right, money does speak on the Hill. All 94 Dems received some form of contribution from those companies, and proceeded to change their stance. Whether you agree with the bill or not is not the issue here. It’s the fact that Congress is listening to money, and not the constituents who voted them in.