Tony Soprano is cleaner than these guys. He doesn't leave fingerprints connecting him to the underworld work he does.
What a bunch of creeps.
Alcohol. Drugs. Sex. Travel. For those with public trusts, they are exit ramps to pain and oblivion.
There are no clean "associates" in New Jersey politics - - the place is corrupt to the core, owned and operated in a strange cooperation between the education mafia and the regular Mafia. In fact, it's a little hard to tell who's who....
Kushner's stupidity is mind-boggling. Did he think he was the only one in the family willing to play hardball? If he did, his sister just showed him how terribly wrong he was.
Now, I am confident that Michael Moore will do a documentary on this.
I'm still waiting . . . .
Let's see if I have this straight.
Republicans follow the rules and Democrats frequently break them.
The governor, a Democrat, is still reeling from the fallout from a federal indictment last week involving another campaign contributor and a top fund-raiser, and has been plagued by a long list of scandals involving people close to him. This week there is growing pressure for his commerce secretary, William J. Watley, to step down after a state criminal investigation into possible improprieties by a top aide.Wow, Democratic political corruption in New Jersey? Shocking. [rimshot!]
America's Love Affair with the GangsterAll throughout Joe Kennedy's life, he seized opportunities to make and exploit important connections... He was appointed chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission in 1934, but his "secret ties to gangsters continued" (Fox 61)... He was appointed America's ambassador to Great Britain in 1938 and held that position until his stand on Nazi Germany embarrassed the White House and he was recalled in 1940... At the Democratic convention, the bosses delivered 104 2 of New York's 114 votes to Kennedy. David Lawrence, governor of Pennsylvania, came through with sixty-four of Pennsylvania's eighty-one delegates. Chicago's Mayor Richard Daley owed Kennedy a favor and came across with 59 1/2 of his state's 69 votes at the convention (332)... Although Joe had backed off his overt mob associations in order to get John elected, he still had friends at Tammany Hall, which was the seat of the early Democratic Party in New York City and was famous for its corrupt politicians, many of whom were connected to the underworld. According to (John Kennedy's) presidential aide Kenneth O'Donnell, "if Jack had known about some of the telephone calls his father made on his behalf to Tammany type bosses during the 1960 campaign, Jack's hair would have turned white" (Fox 331). Joe enlisted the mob's help behind the scenes and Frank Sinatra to romance the public in favor of his son. "Because of Joe Kennedy, organized crime had helped elect a president" (Fox 335).
by Carolyne Packenius
Semester Research Project - Spring, 2002
George W. Bush will be reelected by a margin of at least ten per cent
Notice that Kushner got named for the position as head of the Port Authority, after his donations.