Skip to comments.William Jefferson's Victory May Complicate Things for Nancy Pelosi
Posted on 12/10/2006 2:27:26 PM PST by Ellesu
WASHINGTON In awarding Rep. William Jefferson a new lease on his political life, Louisiana voters this weekend also saddled Nancy Pelosi with another ethics dilemma as she prepares to become the new Democratic speaker of the House. Jefferson won a runoff election Saturday despite being dogged by a federal corruption investigation and FBI allegations that he had $90,000 in bribe money in his freezer. The 9-term Democrat has not been charged with any crime and has denied he did anything wrong. But he returns to Washington under a cloud that will complicate Pelosi's vow to make this "the most honest, most open, and most ethical Congress in history." Democrats ran against a "culture of corruption" they said Republicans had fostered while in control of Congress. Election-day surveys showed that corruption and scandal were deciding factors in how people voted. The victory by Jefferson, the first black member of Congress from Louisiana since Reconstruction, forces Pelosi to weigh a pledge to run an ethical Congress against the influence of New Orleans' elected representative in Congress, particularly as the city recovers from the devastation of Katrina. And it renews calls for the creation of an independent ethics body to investigate behavior by members of Congress. "It's going to be quite a headache for the Democrats," Melanie Sloan, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, said Sunday.
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We need your graphic here. :)
Well Boo Hoo for Nancy! We feel your pain.
The smart thing for Pelosi to do is ask Jefferson to resign. But it'll never happen as the MSM will give her cover anyway.
Nancy would never think of asking a criminal to resign.
Skin color is the ONLY thing that matters to them....period. The very same thing they accuse whites of doing.
As if the media will even report this story. It is not like this is something important like 'outing' some desk jockey like Valarie Plame.
Very clever! And, as Gumbo is a thrown-together seafood stew of sorts, very appropriate.
The false assumption is that she gives a damn about honesty.
Jefferson is safe for quite awhile given the slow pace of the FBI investigations.
As I posted earlier on another thread, GOP politicians have to worry about any past "baggage", but Democraps can break any laws they have a mind to and not have to worry about losing an election because their voter base is as big a bunch of scumbags as the politicians they support !!!
No, it won't. Jeez, I am getting tired of this. No one cares that the dems are ten times more corrupt than the pubs. The American electorate doesn't give a damn anymore. Whoever promises them more of the rich guys' money is who they'll vote for.
That's racist, and I agree totally.
Good ol' "Politics of Corruption"
Well...well...well....isn't this fun, gang???
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