Urbin Report

Monday, May 22, 2006

About that "Culture of Corruption"

Democrat "leaders" such as Howard Dean and Nancy Pelosi have used this term in relation to a number of real or perceived scandals involving Republicans.

They should pay more attention to their own party members, as democrat Rep. William Jefferson of Louisiana is in a bit of trouble with the law.
The FBI has a video of him accepting a $100,000 bribe.
The FBI, operating on a search warrant, found $90,000, in cash, in Jefferson's freezer, divided amoung various frozen food containers.

To his credit, democrat Party Chairman Howard Dean told ABC News last week that Jefferson should resign if indicted. Jefferson has stated that he will not do the honorable thing and resign. It will be interesting to see if Dean sticks to his guns and pressures Jefferson and if any democrat leadership will do so also.

Remember that this is the same Rep. Jefferson who used the National Guard to retreive material from his flooded New Orleans home.

"Finally, according to the source, Jefferson emerged with a laptop computer, three suitcases, and a box about the size of a small refrigerator, which the enlisted men loaded up into the truck."