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Group Lists 13 'Most Corrupt' in Congress (Gimme a break!!)
LA Times ^
| September 25, 2005
| Chuck Neubauer
Posted on 09/25/2005 7:23:23 AM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget
WASHINGTON A watchdog group, naming what it calls "the 13 most corrupt members of Congress," is calling for ethics investigations of some of the most prominent leaders on Capitol Hill in a report to be released Monday.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington says in its report that the 13 members, among them Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) and House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), might have violated a variety of congressional ethics rules.
The bipartisan list includes three Californians: Reps. Richard W. Pombo (R-Tracy), Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) and Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-Rancho Santa Fe).
Cunningham is one of two House members whose residences have been searched as part of separate federal criminal investigations. The other, Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.), also is named on the watchdog group's list.
Three of those named on the list Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Mont.) and Reps. Bob Ney (R-Ohio) and Tom Feeney (R-Fla.) were cited for their dealings with onetime super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who is the subject of congressional and federal grand jury investigations. Abramoff was indicted last month on fraud charges relating to a Florida business deal. He has pleaded not guilty.
"They all violated ethics rules," Melanie Sloan, the watchdog group's executive director, said of the 13 members of Congress on its list. She criticized both political parties for what she said was a failure to police ethics.
James Pendleton, a spokesman for Burns, dismissed the group's report as "pure politics." Ney's press secretary, Brian Walsh, said: "We don't give Melanie Sloan and her liberal organization an ounce of credibility."
Its report, titled "Beyond DeLay: The 13 Most Corrupt Members of Congress," is based on news articles and other documents, the watchdog group said. It made the report available to the Los Angeles Times.
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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 109th; corruptdems; maxinewaters; topten; williamjefferson
Seems like it would have been a lot easier to list the least corrupt.
posted on 09/25/2005 7:24:54 AM PDT
(Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
I assume drowning a date is ethical.
posted on 09/25/2005 7:26:13 AM PDT
many of them are corrupt. Ron Paul is the only one I can think of that at least practices what he preaches. The others are just lobbyists in training.
posted on 09/25/2005 7:26:53 AM PDT
(Put a mirror to the face of the republican party and all you'll see is a Donkey.)
Isn't being at least a little corrupt a requirement to serve in congress these days?
posted on 09/25/2005 7:27:12 AM PDT
...as is screwing your intern, and then redefining "sex" for your accusers.
posted on 09/25/2005 7:28:22 AM PDT
(My kitty disappeared. NOT the rifle!)
It made the report available to the Los Angeles Times.
The LA Slimes is the left coast spokesman for tne DUmbocRAT party, no more than poor quality fishwrap.
Their circulation continues to drop in an area with over 15 million people the don't even sell 1 million papers anymore and they have a monopoly!
posted on 09/25/2005 7:29:58 AM PDT
by Mister Baredog
((Minuteman at heart, couch potato in reality))
To: Howlin; Petronski; mhking; onyx; cyncooper; Clemenza; martin_fierro; HairOfTheDog; ...
How clever. They make the list "bi-partisan" by throwing in a couple of CBC members who could accept a bride on national TV and still get re-elected. The other 11 are Republicans who could actually be hurt by this if anyone took it seriously.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics should be careful where they investigate. Last time a lib outfit claimed to be looking for pubbie misdeeds a bunch of rats came out looking much worse. (Lobbiest paid travel.)
posted on 09/25/2005 7:37:53 AM PDT
(The more I'm around people the better I like my dogs.)
and here are the
"12 Most Criminally Insane"
posted on 09/25/2005 7:38:26 AM PDT
by Zacs Mom
(Proud wife of a Marine! ... and purveyor of "rampant, unedited dialogue")
Unless this group called for investigations of the Clintons, they should STFU!!!
posted on 09/25/2005 7:38:38 AM PDT
(If you agree with Marx, the AFL-CIO and E.P.I. please stop calling yourself a conservative!!)
Its report, titled "Beyond DeLay: The 13 Most Corrupt Members of Congress," is based on news articles and other documents
Now there's an unbiased source for research! Let me guess. "News articles" like from the New York Times, Washington Post, etc? And "other documents" like DNC talking points?
To: Zacs Mom
To: Buzz Crutcher
Yeah: Rangel, Jackson, and Jackson-Lee, Franklin, and other corrupt inner-city democrats are ignored (vote fraud, combined finances from for-profit/not-for-profit vote buying groups), receiving lawyer money directly, etc.)
Rules for corruption:
No democrat can be corrupt, no matter what they actually have done: if they are pro-abortion. No republican can be corrupt, no matter what they actually have done: if they are pro-abortion.
No republican is innocent of any charge, no matter how ridiculous, if they are conservative.
But 11 of 13 are republican put the list FOR ASSOCIATING with lobbyists (nothing proved yet) who are charged with corruption and (false) ethics "charges."
posted on 09/25/2005 7:43:59 AM PDT
by Robert A. Cook, PE
(-I contribute to FR monthly, but ABBCNNBCBS supports Hillary's Secular Sexual Socialism every day.)
Brian Walsh, said: "We don't give Melanie Sloan and her liberal organization an ounce of credibility."
And an ounce would be too much.
This CREW org consists of THREE left wing moonbat femi-Nazis:
Melanie Sloan, Executive Director
Naomi Seligman, Deputy Director
Anne L. Weismann, Staff Attorney
There you have it, that's CREW - the three of them.
And on their website it seems they can't use "right wing" and "extremist" often enough - dam commie skanks.
posted on 09/25/2005 7:45:25 AM PDT
(Leftists are moral and intellectual parasites - Standing Wolf)
To: Buzz Crutcher
Who were the D-rats on the list? I know, I know but I had to ask. :)
posted on 09/25/2005 7:46:46 AM PDT
To: GummyIII; Melas; Bob J
They left out Ted Kennedy and Hillaroo?
posted on 09/25/2005 8:03:02 AM PDT
by Bon mots
To: Zacs Mom
posted on 09/25/2005 8:22:55 AM PDT
(Save us from the Looney Left)
And Hillary still has those FBI files, so she must be least corrupt, right???
posted on 09/25/2005 10:16:54 AM PDT
posted on 09/25/2005 10:23:09 AM PDT
by Bob J
(RIGHTALK.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
Ms. Sloan previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia from 1998 through early 2003. Before becoming a prosecutor, Ms. Sloan was Minority Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee from 1995 to 1998. She worked directly with the "Honorable" John Conyers, the ranking member of the Committee, specializing in criminal enforcement issues, including the Independent Counsel law.
In 1994, Ms. Sloan was Counsel for the Crime Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee, working for then Representative Charles Schumer. She drafted portions of the 1994 Crime Bill, including the Violence Against Women Act, and worked on issues including the death penalty, mandatory minimum sentencing, and habeas corpus. She received her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Chicago and has published in the Yale Law and Policy Review, the Legal Times, and the Washington Post.
Conyers, Chuckie, 1994 Crime Bill. Reads like a whodunit of the lefties. Figures that she is from Yale.
posted on 09/25/2005 1:47:24 PM PDT
by texas booster
(Bless the legal immigrants!)
This is such a joke!!! the exec director of this little "watchdog" clown group is PLAGUED with questionable ethics...not to mention that her group, CREW, is highly active in donating to the dims.
"I assume drowning a date is ethical."
Nothing in the rules specifically forbids it.
Besides, it was sooo long agooo. We've been through all that. Time to MoveOn.
posted on 09/27/2005 10:04:15 AM PDT
(Just a nit-pick'n and chagrin'n)
I think it's kind of ironic and pathetic that Melanie Sloan is heading this so called "watch dog" orginization. Let's keep in mind this is the same Melanie Sloan who violated house rules when she failed to file a financial disclosure form when she worked for Rep. John Conyers.
It's like, "Hi Pot! I'm kettle!"
posted on 09/27/2005 10:34:51 AM PDT
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