Friday, February 22, 2008

Repulican corruptocracy? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Check this story out.

Hey, don’t get upset. All the story involves is a Congressman (left) indicted for “wire fraud, money laundering and other matters in an Arizona land swap scam that allegedly helped him collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in payoffs.”

Oh yeah, it also involves an Arizona U.S. attorney general who had the temerity – the utter temerity! – to look into this criminal matter. This got him fired. Fired by whom? Fired by Alberto Gonzales, the Bush-appointed U.S. Attorney General who had to step down after it became clear he was running his office like the patronage office of a crooked city councilman in East Podunk.

Oh, and one last thing. The indicted Republican Congressman at the heart of this scandal is Rick Renzi who is a co-chairman of presidential candidate John McCain’s Arizona “Leadership Team.” (Details here.)

With leaders like Renzi, does anyone have any questions about the kind of leadership America would get from John McCain?

Don’t shoot me, dude. It’s only a cranky question.

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