Thursday, June 16, 2005

Priceless

Lot of interesting Congressional corruption stories floating around right now, most of them sort of out of sight of the mainstream. We have all heard at least a little something on House Majority Leader Tom Delay's troubles with ethics, or lack there of. But let's look at a couple that might not be on the radar.

We can get into Representative Bob Ney's dealings. A trip to Scotland courtesy of some Indian Casino lobbyists, $150,000. Being involved with a gangster who murders a rival casino owner, PRICELESS.

Then we have Representative Duke Cunningham, chariman of the House Defense Appropriations committee. Selling house to owner of a defense contractor, $1,675,000. Defense contractor sells house for $975,000, taking a $700,00 bath. Value of the defense contracts won by the contractor, PRICELESS.