Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) Ousted

After losing his re-election bid in Louisiana’s 2nd district with a 50-47 percent result, indicted Democrat William (dollar bill) Jefferson did not concede his loss to the Republican challenger Anh “Joseph” Cao, the first Vietnamese-American in Congress.  Instead, he blamed the voters for not turning out. ‘I think people just ran out of gas a … Continue reading Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) Ousted

Race Card For William Jefferson (D-LA)

It’s not the $90,000 of marked bribe money in your freezer in your Washington D.C. home, it’s where you were caught. Rep. William Jefferson accused the Justice Department of bringing corruption charges against him in Virginia to reduce the chance of drawing black jurors. “If Jefferson objects to the alleged practice of attempting to influence … Continue reading Race Card For William Jefferson (D-LA)

More Jeffersons Charged With Fraud

In a bribery and racketeering investigation that began before Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Rep. William ‘Dollar Bill’ Jefferson (D-La) and his wife were originally implicated. His trial has not yet begun. Now, his brother, his sister, and his niece have been charged with fraud. Apparently not related to the U.S. Representative’s legal troubles, these … Continue reading More Jeffersons Charged With Fraud

Mocking McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform

Here’s a story in today’s Washington Post that actually represents a fine tutorial on how illegal campaign contributions get to the Clinton campaign. But it could be to any-one’s campaign. The only thing missing in this article is how these ‘contributors’ who don’t have two nickels to rub together get their money back from Alonzo … Continue reading Mocking McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform

Way More Than The Lincoln Bedroom

Who believes that the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform Bill worked, that is, did it accomplish what it was intended to accomplish? Of course not, and right from the start. Now, how effective do you think the ethics legislation just passed is? More importantly, how can Nancy Pelosi claim this as historic legislation? Because she’s Nancy … Continue reading Way More Than The Lincoln Bedroom

Democrats “Lose Traction” On Ethics Reforms

Democrats stall, lose traction.  Traction?  A full week has gone by since Rep. William Jefferson (D-La) was indicted for bribery and racketeering charges and the majority, democrats, can not agree on how to do its own ethics investigation of Jefferson, parallel but not connected to the criminal investigation. Moving with all the deliberate speed of … Continue reading Democrats “Lose Traction” On Ethics Reforms