Just noticed House Republican Leader John Burris’ Twitter that he’s off to Romania and Croatia for a two-week exchange program through the State Department, a program called the American Council of Young Political Leaders.

Can we afford this kind of thing in tough times, Tea Party?


The rising Republicans have a wanderlust. The photo below was taken when Secretary of State Mark Martin was on a National Association of Secretaries of State junket recently to Taiwan, where he and his wife shook hands with President Ma Ying-jeou.



And then there’s Lt. Gov. Mark Darr, in China recently with a lieutenant governor’s group.