November 8, 2006
How the mouthy have fallen.
Rumsfeld resigns in disgrace just weeks after the smirking chimp assured America he was going to be running the Pentagon through 2008. Hastert steps down as minority leader just weeks after passing the buck on the Foley scandal. Meanwhile, True Blue Blog’s resident trolls are nowhere to be found – even on their own blogs (this means you, Rociante).
I’d say “I told you so,” but why bother when the electorate already has?
April 6, 2006
Why am I not suprised by this? According to the BBC:
President Bush authorised the leak of secret intelligence to the New York Times to help defend the war in Iraq, a former top White House aide has said.
The claim comes from Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the former chief-of-staff to Vice-President Dick Cheney.
Committing treason is "restoring dignity and honor to the Oval Office?"
I guess everything did change on 9/11.
April 4, 2006
If you follow the trail of dirty money that Tom DeLay left in his wake, you might be surprised that the soon-to-be former Congressman was up to his armpits in scandal as far back as 1998.
The U.S. Family Network was allegedly a grossroots lobbying organization that was supposed to promote "family-oriented" political causes and the candidates that supported them. In reality it was a money-making scheme for its founder, evangelical minister Ed Buckham who used most of the money the organization for grassroots lobbying activities like securing a 15-year lease on an NFL skybox.
Other DeLay hijinx include:
DeLay is currently under indictment for money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering. To his credit, DeLay is not one of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington's Thirteen Most Corrupt Members of Congress.
March 31, 2006
Another former aide of Tom DeLay has been publically disagraced by acknowledging his disgraceful behavior while serving as a public official. Tony Rudy, DeLay's former chief of staff, plead guilty to a count of conspiracy in federal court today.
Rudy worked for DeLay between 1995 and 2000, during which time he accepted nearly $100,000 from disgraced former lobbyist Jack Abramoff. After his tenure with DeLay ended Rudy went on to work for Abramoff, with whom he conspired to buy and sell political influence among Congressional Republicans.
Time will tell whether or not Rudy will finger DeLay in Abramoff's web of dirty politics and even dirtier money. My money, which is a lot smaller and cleaner than Abramoff's and DeLay's, says that he will.