Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Dems New Culture Of Corruption

Jonah Goldberg has this must read article:
SOME days you have to ask yourself, "My God, what if these people were Republicans?"

Democrats took back Congress in 2006 and the presidency in 2008 in no small part because of their ability to bang their spoons on their high chairs about what they called the Republican "culture of corruption." To be fair, the GOP did have its legitimate embarrassments. California Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham and lobbyist Jack Abramoff were fair game. So was Rep. Mark Foley, the twisted Florida lawmaker who allegedly wanted male congressional pages cleaned, perfumed and brought to his tent, as it were.

Of course, it wasn't as if Democrats were without sin. Louisiana Rep. William Jefferson was indicted on fraud, bribery and corruption charges in 2007, after an investigation unearthed, among other things, $90,000 in his freezer. Then-New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer was busted in a prostitution scandal.

But that's all yesterday's news. In the here and now, President Obama, who vowed he'd provide a transparent administration staffed with disinterested public servants, appointed an admitted tax cheat to run the Treasury Department -- and he's hardly the only one.
Has the new federal government become the mob from Chicago? Yes, I think they have.

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