I’m in full and complete agreement. I do want to point something out - her district went without representation for quite a while. She could have resigned, and indeed had the capacity to understand what resignation meant, and did not resign.
Nobody should ever be shot in the head for no good reason (and there are good reasons). That being what it is, they are both whores, she and her husband.
She could have retired, and then wrote a book or something. They held on to the seat instead.
At this point, you have to ask yourself (hijacking alert:), “What would make a person spend $55 million on an election to an office that pays less than $200K?”
I’m not referring to Gifford or Kelley here, but anyone, like Corzine maybe, that would spend $20M to win an office that pays less than $200K . . .
What makes that exchange of value a relevant one, and what does that say about this system already being destroyed beyond repair?
You ask some very good questions ...
1. The $55 million wasn't her money
2. She resigned just after crossing the threshold required for a Congressional pension.
One word: Graft. The fastest and surest way to become a millionaire is to get elected to Congress, where insider trading is 100% legal. You can propose a law that will kill a company, short the heck out of the stock before you introduce the bill, and clean up. They do it all the time.