Lauren B. Weiner, a member of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, who resigned in disgrace after being accused of fraudulently obtaining a credit report on Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele, now a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, has had federal charges brought against the matter.
The Washington Post, which buried the story on page B4 of Thursday's paper, reports that Steele's credit report was obtained with the illegal use of his Social Security number.
HT to NewsBusters, which points out:
It's not hard to imagine that this story getting a lot more play in the mainstream media had the victim been a Hillary, Obama, or Edwards. In light of the attention that the Claude Allen episode has gained, isn't a clear case of "dirty politics" worthy of a little ink? If this were a Republican "scandal," wouldn't this be front-page news coast to coast?