Sunday, January 04, 2009

True Crime Comix: The 'Most Ethical Congress Ever'

I'm considering authoring some comic books that will help edumacate the liberals progressives since they don't appear too interested in book learnin'.

For instance, how about a comic illustrating Nancy Pelosi's "most ethical Congress ever", considering that Pelosi, Rangel and Dodd all made Judicial Watch's Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians of 2008?

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY): Rep. Charles Rangel, Chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee [is being investigated by the] House Ethics Committee... The initial transgressions that led to the ethics panel probe involve: Rangel's failure to pay taxes on $75,000 in rental income he earned from his off-shore rental property; his efforts to use his influence to keep hold of highly coveted rent-controlled apartments in Harlem; and misusing his congressional office to fundraise for his private Rangel Center. Now Congress is looking into whether or not Rangel preserved a tax loophole for an oil drilling company in exchange for funding for the Rangel Center as well...

Last year House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made the "most corrupt" list for sneaking a $25 million earmark for her husband into a $15 billion Water Resources Development Act passed by Congress. This year, Pelosi ran afoul of federal election law by participating in an illegal advertising campaign funded by Al Gore's non-profit Alliance for Climate protection. The advertisement featuring Pelosi ran at least 300 times nationally, including in the House speaker's district, during campaign season, representing an illegal in-kind contribution to her campaign. Perhaps more disturbing than this incident, however, is the fact that Speaker Pelosi has allowed corruption to run rampant in Congress and has ignored serious incidents of crooked behavior within her own party...

Question: Which member of the U.S. Senate took the most campaign money from corrupt institutions Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? Answer: Chris Dodd, Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee. Given this fact there is little reason to wonder why Senator Dodd blocked reform proposals for Fannie and Freddie, calling them "ill advised." Dodd's willingness to protect Fannie and Freddie would alone merit a spot on the "ten most corrupt list," but there is much more. Dodd was also nabbed for accepting preferential treatment and loan terms from Countrywide Financial. The Connecticut Senator admitted earlier this year that he was told in 2003 when he refinanced two properties that he was being placed in Countrywide's "VIP Program," but said he believed this was simply a courtesy that had nothing to do with his position in the U.S. Senate. This is either a blatant lie or horribly naïve for a man who has served in the Senate for more than 25 years and currently chairs the Senate Banking Committee that regulates the mortgage industry...

Rangel's Spanish Excuse
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Update: Another apparent quid pro quo starring the Clinton Crime Family, this courtesy of The New York Times.

An upstate New York developer donated $100,000 to former President Bill Clinton’s foundation in November 2004, around the same time that Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton helped secure millions of dollars in federal assistance for the businessman’s mall project.

Robert J. Congel donated $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation as Hillary Rodham Clinton pushed bills to help his mall project... Mrs. Clinton helped enact legislation allowing the developer... to use tax-exempt bonds to help finance the construction of [an] entertainment and shopping complex... Mrs. Clinton also helped secure a provision in a highway bill that set aside $5 million for Destiny USA roadway construction.

Stinky. Like bad fish.

Update II: Sweetness & Light points us to another Times article (you can tell election season is over because Pinch is publishing articles that reflect poorly on Democrats):

On April 21, 2008, [Rep.] Rangel met with officials of [AIG], to ask for a donation to a school of public service that City College of New York was building in his honor... [He] had already helped secure a $5 million pledge for the project from a foundation controlled by [a] former [AIG] chief executive...

You can actually smell the putrification that is today's Democratic leadership.

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