Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Daily specials: Scandal and corruption

The Washington Post today reads like a menu of corrupt Republican stories. Sample them all!

Cheney's Office Is A Focus in Leak Case

DeLay Had Rejected Deal for Guilty Plea to Misdemeanor

In addition, lead attorney Dick DeGuerin and his two co-counsels filed separate motions seeking to quash both counts of the Oct. 3 money-laundering indictment against DeLay. They cited multiple reasons that the transactions at the heart of the alleged offense were not a violation of Texas law. The lawyers said, for example, that the law covered the "money laundering of funds" such as coins or currency, and that the money transfers cited in the indictment involved "checks" that were not "funds."

I'm just a layman, but that seems like some crackerjack lawyering to me. Or wait, crackerjack? Or crackpot? One of those.

Lawmaker's Abramoff Ties Investigated
Ohio's Ney Has Disavowed Lobbyist

Ney approved a 2002 license for an Israeli telecommunications company to install antennas for the House. The company later paid Abramoff $280,000 for lobbying. It also donated $50,000 to a charity that Abramoff sometimes used to secretly pay for some of his lobbying activities.

This alone would be scandal enough for one Congress. But given everything else that's happening, this will not even register with the press and the public.


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