Dollar Bill

It should come as no surprise to long time readers of this blog (or even first timers) that I am an extremely liberal guy.

But liberal does not equal partisan hack.

Case in point, I don’t think I’ve made much mention (at least not lately) regarding a certain Louisiana Democrat, a man known as William “Dollar Bill” Jefferson. And it’s about time that I do.

U.S. Rep. William Jefferson pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of soliciting more than $500,000 in bribes while using his office to broker business deals in Africa.

Jefferson, D-La., said he understood the charges during the federal court hearing. He was released on $100,000 (€74,900) unsecured bond.

“I am absolutely innocent of the charges that have been leveled against me,” Jefferson said afterward. “I’m going to fight my heart out to clear my name.”

Source: iht.com

I heard the man speaking on the radio yesterday, and he said that he’d “sell every stick of furniture in our home” to clear his name. Source: usatoday.com.

I hope he’s got one hell of a lot of furniture.

This is a problem. I was motivated to vote for Democrats, and against Republicans, in the last election by corruption issues as much as anything else. And this guy stinks to high heaven.

You’re going to have a hard time convincing me of why that $90,000 in cash found in his freezer. The whole thing gives the phrase “cold hard cash” a bad rap. And I’m sure I’m not the only person who was voting against the storied Abramoff/Delay culture of corruption last time out. The Democrats cannot let this man put a black eye in the gang.

For months, the Louisiana Democrat’s mounting legal peril has bedeviled Democrats as they sought first to point to corruption as a tool to oust Republicans from control of Congress, then pressed for ethics and lobbying changes that they said would usher in a new era of clean politics on Capitol Hill. For every thrust Democrats made against the GOP, Republicans parried with Jefferson, saying problems in Congress were bipartisan.

Source: washingtonpost.com.

He’s got to go. I don’t know how, but I do know when: Immediately.

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About big jonny

The man, the legend. The guy who started it all back in the Year of Our Lord Beer, 2000, with a couple of pages worth of idiotic ranting hardcoded on some random porn site that would host anything you uploaded, a book called HTML for Dummies (which was completely appropriate), a bad attitude (which hasn’t much changed), and a Dell desktop running Win95 with 64 mgs of ram and a six gig hard drive. Those were the days. Then he went to law school. Go figure. Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

2 thoughts on “Dollar Bill

  1. Isn’t it amazing that of all the Democrats in Congress, I can name two Republicans involved in a scandal. But Lo and Behold, Republicans always claim this “Holier than Thou” attitude whenever a Democrat screws up.

    Even when they don’t screw up, they convict upon hearsay and blatant lies!

    I don’t watch but, I amagine Fox has a panel of “experts” analyzing this Jefferson guy and his case.

    Just my two cents,
    Arjai

  2. Hey man, fu..uh, forget the Republicans. They stink worse than yesterday’s jock strap, but since their smell has cleared from the Congress a bit, it’s easier to smell the stink on the other side of the aisle. The Democrats thought it best to give this guy the chair of a committee, vote against any attempt to censure him, and hope the whole thing blows over. They won’t be able to do that when he’s in the big house (ha!).

    Can’t give the Dems a free pass on this shit just because the opposition party does it too. Vote the bums out, no matter what party they belong to!