It's apparent that misconduct is the only bipartisan activity in
politics.AllBlack: Read the article if you want to know about
Crapo's sentence. Also look up the word "syntax."
Charges against McDonnell's wife? Was she elected to office? This sounds
bad, in the rabid Left leaning media. But the gifts appear legal under state
law, and the burden, on the Fed, is to show that the gifts actually got
favorable legislation passed or garnered some benefit. But, when have the facts
gotten in the way of Obama's DOJ. Gee, where is the prosecution of those
involved in Fast N Furious, IRS scandal, or to grants to Solindra (for votes and
political contributions...on the surface tens of thousands from the Solindra
owners went into Obama's campaign)?
just another couple of typical Republicans!
In most of these cases, the people were prosecuted for doing what everyone else
does. For instance Sarah Palin went on a wild NY shopping spree with campaign
funds when she was running for VP. After the campaign, she was made to give
everything back to the RNC, but she wasn't prosecuted. In the case
of Don Siegelman, someone he had appointed to a non-paying committee position
donated to his campaign. Most of the time when something like this comes to
light the campaign just has to return the donation. He is the only person,
ever, in the history of the US that has gone to prison for this offense.
The partisan crowd cracks me up. They rush to accuse the lefties as taking
advantage of Stevens... and yet Stevens was indicted in a Republican state
during a Republican administration. It was A.G. Eric Holder - a Democrat -
under a democratic administration that put forward a "Motion of The United
States To Set Aside The Verdict And Dismiss The Indictment With Prejudice"
on April 1, 2009. Prosecutorial misconduct doesn't mean
Stevens didn't do what he was accused of doing - it simply means the
prosecution broke the rules in trying to prove their case. He was not found
not-guilty on appeal... it was thrown out because of procedural infractions. He
might have been not guilty.... we just will never know.Not the tidy
little "us versus them" - "good guys versus bad guys" reality
you all try to constantly project.I think this piece does a good job
laying out a level and unbiased projection of how corruption and stupidity knows
no political barriers. Nit pick all you want... it doesn't change the big
So how much time did Duke Cunningham serve in prison? and what about George
Ryan? both republicans; and Ted Stevens? also republican. Because
deseret news reports here on what the sentences were for the democrats on the
list like William Jefferson or Lary Langford (both of whom I've never heard
of) but mysteriously the republicans don't show how much time they served.
Then democrat Rob Blagojeich lists 14 year sentence but for republican Mike
Crapo...no sentence is mentioned. Hmmm...Republican Rick Renzi: no mention of
sentence....democrat Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick: 28 years...Hey, democrat Jesse
Jackson no mention of sentence??; republican Radel no mention of sentence....but
there is a definite pattern here. 90% of democrats, sentence mentioned, and
about 80% of republicans, no mention of sentence, only two have sentences
Yikes, in politics, even if you're innocent, you're still guilty
...but then there are people who become multi millionaire due primarily to
politics alone i.e. Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Barack Obama. None of these guys
would have gotten their millions if it wasn't for politics and they are all
for the little guy right?
What about Jesse Jackson Jr.? He should be #1 or #2?
For grins, I looked into the current status of one of your 'criminals'
- Eddie Perez. Looks like he has yet to spend one day in jail but has started
an insurance agency that deals exclusively with Latinos. I would find the
article more valuable if you gave a more rounded article that included the
current status of each person - and more revealing of how our society does or
@Homer & Former Sports Director.I guess we missed the fact that
both Stevens and DeLay are guilty of a worse offense (at least in the eyes of
the media). Both are Republicans.
@Former Sports Director - that is correct. His conviction was overturned and
the prosecutors were found guilty of "gross prosecutorial misconduct"
And wasn't Steven's conviction overturned and the prosecutors
sanctioned for illegal or inappropriate conduct?
It is unfair and pretty partisan when convictions are overturned but they appear
on your list anyway- See Tom Delay, whose prosecution was a partisan hatchet job
from the start.Why is Democrat former President Bill Clinton not on
the list? He was convicted of perjury and disbarred, even though his
impeachment did not result in a conviction and removal from office?How about Utah office holders?
Can I assume that Alaska's bridge to nowhere really led to Little Rock and
Senator Stevens took it?
Senator Ted Stevens was from Alaska, not from Arkansas.