Monday, February 27, 2006

Please let it be a Republican

Whenever I see a headline about "Congressman pleads guilty" or "Bribes reportedly paid to lawmaker" I always say a small prayer. It goes something like this, "Please let it be a Republican. Please let it be a Republican." Then I click the link and almost always these days it turns out it is a Republican. So when I saw the headline about a congressman getting two trips with his wife to Puerto Rice, from a client of Jack Abramoff which were not reported and then aided the client's interest, I said my silent prayer a few times. "Please let it be a Republican. Please let it be a Republican."

When the headline was finally linked I let out a small sigh of relief. Turns out, surprise, surprise, it is a Republican, namely, Rep. John Linder from Georgia. For those of you who don't remember, Abramoff the Republican uber-lobbyist has pled guilty to fraud, tax evasion and conspiracy to bribe public officials. A full reading of the article might not spell out the biggest "legal bribery" example or a the most corrupt case working its way through the Justice Department but it's another straw on the camel's back that will break the Republican's hold on Congress. It's a small straw but a straw nonetheless.

To follow the many straws breaking the camel's back go to talkingpointsmemo's Grand Old Docket to follow your favorite Republican in the criminal justice system. From murder to fraud, money laundering to bribery it's a who's who of GOP corruption.

There will be many more headlines of official corruption coming out this year and all I can say is please let it be a Republican.

4 Comments:

Blogger d.K. said...

There's a simple explanation for this. The Republicans in Congress have, for the first time in a generation, completely excluded the minority party from any input in decisionmaking whatsoever. Hence, they have zero power, and with zero power on the other side, the Repugs have cornered the market on the sale of influence. And man, have they made a killing...

8:51 PM  
Blogger The Shadow said...

Hey...how about that racist CONYERS of Michigan who had his office staff or political operatives do child care at no charge, et al.....where is your outrage here?

11:11 AM  
Blogger The Shadow said...

Hey...how about that racist CONYERS of Michigan who had his office staff or political operatives do child care at no charge, et al.....where is your outrage here?

11:12 AM  
Blogger Crankyboy said...

So Conyers maybe using staff for babysitting is the same as "Duke" Cunningham with a bribe menu, guilty plea and 10 years in prison? And jaywalking and murder are both crimes, right? No matter of degrees?

12:46 PM  

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