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Friday, September 23, 2005


Lovely. There is now a Republican leader in all 3 branches 2 out of the 3 branches of our Government under investigation.

(Update: Oops! Nephtuli pointed out that the judiciary is the third branch of government, and that the House and Senate are the same branch, the legislative. So we're only 2 for 3. The fact that my eight-year-old knows that teaches me a lesson that you should never blog while stirring a pot of chicken soup. Doesn't change the facts, though.)

The House:
House Majority Leader Tom Delay is under scrutiny for ethics violations, and a political action committee founded by him is under indictment:
A Travis County grand jury indicted a business organization and a political committee founded by U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on Thursday on felony charges of violating election laws by using corporate money to influence state elections.
The Executive:
Top White House aide Karl Rove is under scrutiny for his ties to indicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff:
Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff bragged two years ago that he was in contact with White House political aide Karl Rove on behalf of a large, Bermuda-based corporation that wanted to avoid incurring some taxes and continue receiving federal contracts, according to a written statement by President Bush's nominee to be deputy attorney general.
And now, the Senate:
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is being investigated by the SEC for possible insider trading:
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, a potential Republican presidential candidate, is reportedly being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission for the sale of stock of HCA, the giant hospital company founded by his family.
Lovely. Glad we're in the hands of such ethical moral leaders.

Looks like a hatrick for team U! S! A!


Blogger Nephtuli said...

Um, OM, the third branch is the courts. The Senate and House are part of the same branch.

5:03 PM  
Blogger orthomom said...

Good point. Thanks Nephtuli. Will edit. That's why one shouldn't post while stirring chicken soup.

5:06 PM  
Blogger Rebeljew said...

It was easier when the President was the only one with "under the table" dealings.

Sorry, couldn't resist.

5:08 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

Have you forgotten Rove involvement in the Valerie Plame affair? His relationship with Abramoff seems petty when compared to that story-at least from what we know as of now-doesn't it?

9:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love anything that smacks of GOP-bashing. Made my day. Thanks.

11:22 PM  
Blogger Ezzie said...

Um, as has become abundantly clear, Rove did absolutely nothing wrong in the Plame affair... though Dems did blow it way out of proportion off the bat.

Wall Street Journal had a great point, applicable to all these stories: The more likely they are to be guilty, the smaller deal the media/left would make out of them. If they truly believed there was something wrong, they'd wait until the story came out that found them guilty - and then stick that in large letters on top. The fact that they try to hype up the stories early tends to show that there isn't much going on - and it comes back to bite them when the truth finally comes out. (Think Rathergate, a lot of the blame by Katrina, Plame affair, etc.)

6:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its better when only the president is under investigation right?

"the only thing a lefty is good for is pitching!"

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really like your blog, but I did want to point out that there's no reason to stir chicken soup. Skim, yes, but all stirring does is muck up the veggies and cloud the soup.

- Moishe Potemkin

1:08 PM  
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