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  1. #256
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    Re: GOP - Setting the ethics bar

    Here's a wonderful Democratic governor at work again...
    http://rdu.news14.com/content/your_n...85758&SecID=17

    Small example I stumbled upon, not too slimy, but there's plenty of wheeling and dealing going on in politics. You rub my back I rub yours.

    Corrupt Republicans, Corrupt Democrats. It's a corrupt Washington and no one party is innocent. I'm not going to sit here and pretend that Republicans are innocent and likewise nobody should be saying the Dems are either.

    It's a slimy world we live in...
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    Re: GOP - Setting the ethics bar

    Seems like a bad week or so for democrats.
    1. no Fitzmas after all
    2. AQ in Iraq looses its leader
    3. Freezer pleaser Jefferson is getting hung by other dems
    4. Patrick Kennedy comes out of rehab as a black man

    But those damned republicans. The party of corruption

  3. #258
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    Re: GOP - Setting the ethics bar

    [and Im just goofing around here. Im well aware they are all crooks...both parties]....calling jrhvball!!

  4. #259
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    Re: GOP - Setting the ethics bar

    Funny how fast false info travels

    Web Results 1 - 10 of about 2,470,000 for Karl Rove Indicted. (0.10 seconds)

    Bah. Wishful thinking that just didnt work out

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    Re: GOP - Setting the ethics bar

    No Fitzmas, but Nothing Changes
    06/13 10:36 AM

    As Byron York reported early this morning, Karl Rove won’t be charged with some crime. That’s good news. And I think in many ways he has Lewis Libby thank. Libby’s defense has succeeded in exposing serious gaps in the prosecution’s case, to the point where the government is in court using editorials in which Libby was not the source. Never have so many spent so much for so little.

    The entire justification for this investigation has been thoroughly discredited, i.e., this was to be an investigation of an illegal disclosure of a CIA undercover operative. It no longer is. Now we’re down to Libby’s memory and the memory of various reporters about discussions that have no legal connection to any underlying criminal conduct.

    The pressure for this investigation came from the Democrat party — specifically, the likes of Howard Dean and Chuck Schumer. They weren’t motivated by concerns about good government or national security. They were motivated by politics. They wanted to take down Rove, who they viewed as an impediment to their acquisition of power. As if to underscore this point, here’s what Dean said on The Today Show:

    If Karl Rove had been indicted it would have been for perjury. That does not excuse his real sin which is leaking the name of an intelligence operative during the time of war. He doesn’t belong in the White House. If the President valued America more than he valued his connection to Karl Rove, then Karl Rove would have been fired a long time ago. So I think this is probably good news for the White House, but its not very good news for America. ...

    This is a delusional statement. If Rove had leaked the name of an “intelligence operative” he would have been charged for it. So, now Dean’s smearing a man who was investigated for three years and made five appearances before a grand jury and who was innocent before the investigation began and is innocent today.

    Meanwhile, Dean sits atop a party whose members include William “Icebox” Jefferson, Alan “Fee Simple” Mollohan, Harry “Ringside” Reid, and Patrick “Wrong-way” Kennedy. Maybe if these liberals “valued America” they’d resign.

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    Re: GOP - Setting the ethics bar

    ^^^ Funny this post is still around...
    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


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    I like the elevated and elitist reasining. Its so elevated:
    Karl Rove Is A Fatty. Its such an elegant response to a campaign thats tanked.
    I cant wait for John Kerry's amendment this week. Nothing like a democrat to raise the level of discussion

    http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/Ke...Rove_0613.html

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    Re: GOP - Setting the ethics bar

    Both Kerry and Murtha are decorated service veterans.
    It really bugs me when they say that about any politician be they repulican or democrat.

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    Re: GOP - Setting the ethics bar

    Atlanta's former mayor sentenced to prison
    Judge says Campbell has not accepted responsibility for crimes

    Tuesday, June 13, 2006; Posted: 6:39 p.m. EDT (22:39 GMT)

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    Former Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell and his wife, Sharon, walk into the federal courthouse on Tuesday.
    Mayor Bill Campbell, who presided over the city's 1990s economic renaissance, was sentenced Tuesday to 30 months in prison and fined more than $6,000 for racketeering and tax evasion.

    U.S. District Judge Richard Story praised Campbell, 53, for two decades of public service but said he could not ignore his crimes.

    Campbell was convicted in March of a single racketeering count and three counts of tax evasion. He was cleared of charges he lined his pockets with payoffs from a contractor but was found guilty of failing to pay taxes on what prosecutors said were ill-gotten gains. Campbell said the money was gambling winnings.

    "Yes, Bill Campbell, you did good things, and there is a person in this room that recognizes this," Story said, referring to himself. He cited Campbell's work in improving public housing in Atlanta as an example.

    But the judge added that during the trial he "was overcome, almost appalled, at the breadth of misconduct in your administration."

    "I am going to send you to prison," Story told Campbell, who was mayor for eight years and served for 12 years on the city council. Campbell must also settle with the Internal Revenue Service for $62,823 in taxes he failed to pay.

    Story said the punishment was harsher than it might have been because Campbell had not been honest during a pre-sentencing investigation.

    Campbell had denied getting documents -- tally sheets that reflected his gambling winnings -- from a prosecution witness before his trial. The witness said Tuesday that he gave Campbell the sheets.

    Story also cited $45,000 in kickbacks he said Campbell received from a city contractor, even though the jury found that Campbell had not taken the money.

    "Within my heart, I am not sure you have accepted responsibility for what happened," the judge said Tuesday.

    Campbell, dressed in a dark suit and tie, his wife seated behind him, had no immediate response.

    Later, he said he "disagrees vehemently" with the sentence. "This is not justice. We will appeal," he said. "We are very confident that we will prevail on appeal."

    "I've never betrayed the public trust and the jury found that way," Campbell added.

    He described the sentence as "an attempt to undo the jury's verdict."

    David Nahmias, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, disagreed. "We respect the jury's verdict." he said. "The jury found him guilty of three serious tax felonies."

    He called the sentence "a fair result" and added, "I'll tell you today that his appeal will ultimately be denied."

    The court found that Campbell intentionally failed to report more than $160,000 in income on three tax returns, Nahmias said.

    Campbell will be assigned a date by the Bureau of Prisons to begin serving his sentence unless the judge grants him a bond pending appeal. Typically, people involved in white-collar crimes serve their sentence at low-security prisons.
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    ^^I did a sloppy cut and paste and left some advertising stuff in there. Sorry.

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    Re: GOP - Setting the ethics bar

    "The Republican Party has a new voter registration project in Fresno. It involves luring people to sign a LEGALIZE MARIJUANA petition and then re-registering them as Republicans"



    http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/200.../18294421.php?


    I guess after Bush's reign of stupidity, they probably figure the only new registraints they can get would have to be stoned.
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    Re: GOP - Setting the ethics bar

    Quote Originally Posted by Soundforbjt
    "The Republican Party has a new voter registration project in Fresno. It involves luring people to sign a LEGALIZE MARIJUANA petition and then re-registering them as Republicans"



    http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/200.../18294421.php?


    I guess after Bush's reign of stupidity, they probably figure the only new registraints they can get would have to be stoned.
    ^^^ They should have set up their tent in Bezerkley. They'd turn the entire city red...lol.
    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


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    Re: GOP - Setting the ethics bar

    In Berkley CA, historically, better dead then red.


    "The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."
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    Re: GOP - Setting the ethics bar

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/09/...ion/index.html

    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Republican Rep. Bob Ney of Ohio pleaded guilty Friday to federal charges in the congressional investigation into corruption and bribery involving disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, according to the Justice Department.

    Ney pleaded guilty to conspiracy and making false statements in a deal in which he will cooperate with the Justic Department's influence peddling investigation.

    The plea deal was filed Friday morning in U.S. District Court in Washington.

    The Justice Department and Ney's lawyers agreed on a sentencing recommendation of 27 months in prison, provided Ney continues to cooperate, but the final sentence will be determined by a federal judge.

    In a written statement, Ney apologized to his family, his Ohio constitutents and his House colleagues, saying he accepted the deal "to start repairing the damage I have caused and to start healing my family."

    "I know that this plea agreement will probably forever change the way people view my public service," Ney wrote. "I regret this very much because I hope and believe that I have helped people through my work, and I hope that someday the good I have tried to do will be measured alongside the mistakes I have made."

    Ney entered an alcohol rehabilitation facility earlier this week and did not appear in court Friday, according to one of the sources.

    Ney, who had steadfastly denied any wrongdoing, has been under investigation for many months as part of the government probe into corruption, fraud and bribery by Abramoff.
    First member of Congress to plead guilty in the case

    Ney is the first member of Congress to plead guilty in the extensive investigation. He has previously said he took no official actions as a result of any gifts from lobbyists.

    Abramoff and his business partner, public relations executive Michael Scanlon, pleaded guilty within the last year to bribery charges and admitted they supplied gifts to a member of Congress identified publicly only as "Representative 1."

    In court filings, they said the gifts were in exchange for help from the lawmaker on behalf of their clients, including support for specific bills; meetings with their clients; advancing in the House of Representatives an application of one of their clients for a license to install a wireless telephone infrastructure; and placing statements in the Congressional Record regarding a Florida casino deal.

    Government sources previously told CNN that lawmaker was Ney.

    In exchange for his actions, Ney and his staff allegedly received, according to previous court filings in the case, a golf trip to Scotland, meals at restaurants, tickets to sporting events and campaign contributions.

    Several aides to Ney had received subpoenas as part of the probe in the last several months, which seemed to indicate a focus on him.

    Ney, who gave up his chairmanship of the House Administration Committee after the Abramoff plea deal, decided in August to abandon his campaign for re-election, which had been dogged by questions about his dealings with Abramoff.

    In May, Ney's former chief of staff, Neil Volz, also entered into a deal in which he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.

    In court papers, prosecutors alleged Ney "agreed to take favorable official action and render other assistance on behalf of clients" of Abramoff, who hired Volz as a lobbyist after he left Ney's staff.

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    Re: GOP - Setting the ethics bar

    As I said in rolleyes. Chop off his hands and sew them on his ears.
    Maybe he and "cold cash" Jefferson can befriend one another in the slammer.

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