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Culture of Corruption

Rep. Nancy Pelosi - Vanguard of Truth and Justice, running to the microphone to talk about "patterns of Republican corruption"...


Have you seen this?

"Around Washington, Rep. William J. Jefferson nurtured a reputation as a serious, even wonkish, lawmaker, a grade-school dropouts' son who graduated from Harvard Law School and was elected Louisiana's first black congressman since Reconstruction.

Then came the allegations last August that Jefferson had orchestrated a corruption scheme. Federal investigators are targeting the Democratic congressman, 58, for allegedly demanding cash and other favors for himself and relatives, in exchange for using his congressional clout to arrange African business deals. A former aide recently pleaded guilty to bribing Jefferson and is cooperating with authorities, and sources familiar with the case say a plea agreement with the lawmaker is being explored.

Jefferson's world is toppling. Tall and lean, he at times has looked ashen as he walks the halls of the Capitol. Those who know him describe him as shellshocked by the turn of events. Depending on Jefferson's fate, his central New Orleans district -- badly damaged by Hurricane Katrina and in need of effective representation in Washington -- could face a rowdy special election. The political scene is so chaotic that Republicans believe they could win the gerrymandered Democratic seat.

"It's all clear as mud," said Edward F. Renwick, a Loyola University political scientist.

Jefferson's woes are unwelcome news for his party and have undercut the Democrats' election-year assertion that Republicans have created a "culture of corruption." If Jefferson is indicted and pleads guilty or is convicted, he will have to step down or face expulsion. But if he is indicted and decides to go to trial, he may remain in Congress and stand for reelection -- the course Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) has followed since being charged last year with violating Texas campaign law."

The MSM is amazing aren't they. Can't mention Democratic corruption with throwing in a Republican or two. Yet one of the reasons you aren't hearing so much about Abramoff these days is things are getting a little too close to Senator Harry Reid, and other prominent democrats.

You'll remember Jefferson who commandeered a National Guard unit, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to go back to his house (resorces that could have been used to help storm victims) and "check it out", or more likely to remove evidence against himself.

Make no mistake though, Pelosi's words are going to come back to haunt her and the Democratic party as more and more of these stories come to light - and they will.


UPDATE: "Who's your lobby baby?"


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