House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was right. There is a “culture of corruption” in the political arena. Unfortunately for Senator Pelosi, it is the Democrats. To paraphrase the great cartoon social philosopher, Pogo, “We have met the enemy and they is us.”
It appears comedian Al Franken has stolen the senate seat from incumbent Republican Norm Coleman by double counting his ballots and discarding Coleman’s votes. Just what the country needs – another comedian in Congress.
New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson has withdrawn his nomination as Barack Obama’s Commerce Secretary in the face of a grand jury investigation into state corruption.
Unable to find a buyer for Barack Obama’s senate seat, Illinois Governor Rob Blagojevich is about to be impeached and U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald is readying federal indictments for corruption.
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charley Rangel has apparently found the ways and means to avoid paying income taxes on his Caribbean villa among other improprieties being investigated by the House Ethics Committee.
The New York Times reports that a “New York developer donated $100,000 to former President Bill Clinton’s foundation around the same time Secretary of State-designate Hillary Clinton helped secure millions of dollars in federal assistance for the businessman’s mall project.”
Pelosi said she was going to end the Republican “culture of corruption”. She just forgot to mention it was going to be replaced by the Democrat “culture of corruption.”