Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Short attention span musing...

...The feds finally indicted Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA), the Congressman who gave new meaning to the phrase 'cold hard cash,' on a number of corruption-related charges.

Have no doubt - if he's dirty, he deserves a cell right next to "Duke" Cunningham.

My only question is this -

With all of the congressfolk who have been raided, investigated, indicted, and convicted, why is it that the only one whose Congressional office was raided by the FBI was a black Democrat?

Are we really supposed to believe that the likes of Renzi, Delay, and Ney et. al. kept their sleaze outside of their House offices, but Jefferson didn't?

...Larry Flynt is at it again; he's offering $1,000,000 to someone who provides "documented evidence of illicit sexual or intimate relations with a Congressperson, Senator or other prominent officeholder."

Yo, Larry, read the newspapers. All of the evidence you need is there - BushCo has been screwing America for over 6 years now, and it's going to cost a lot more than a million dollars to make it right.

...Fred Thompson has entered the presidential race on the Republican side.

He'll be marketed as a former actor and a plain-spoken, folksy politician ('aww shucks'), much as Ronald Reagan was. Unlike Reagan, however, he's just another K-Street lobbyist whose campaign is being run by other K Streeters.

The 'social conservative' wing of the Republican Party may be embracing his candidacy, but if they check under his hood, they'll find that the engine that drives him is pure corporate avarice.

...In a "Friends of Farley" email message from Rep. Steve Farley (D-LD28) (aka - a "Farleygram"), he reports that there may be some movement on the budget down at the lege this week, and that there is a chance (no guarantees, mind you, just a 'chance'), that the session may end next week.

From the email -
"Just a quick, early Farley Report today, as the Speaker unexpectedly adjourned the House until Thursday while assuring us that budget talks will be continuing. The Majority Leader, Tom Boone, told us that he expects we will have some floor action on the budget on Thursday and that we may be ending the session late next week. We shall see what they come up with. I may send another brief Farley Report on Thursday night to tell you what happens."

...My condolences to the friends and family of Sen. Craig Thomas (R-WY) on his passing...


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