Judicial Watch’s ten most corrupt politicians

posted at 12:15 pm on December 29, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Normally I like to read year-end Top Ten lists mostly for their entertainment value, but rarely feel compelled to comment on them.  I’ll make an exception for this list from Judicial Watch, which names and explains their selections of the top ten most corrupt politicians inside the Beltway.  Heading the list:

1. Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT): This marks two years in a row for Senator Dodd, who made the 2008 “Ten Most Corrupt” list for his corrupt relationship with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and for accepting preferential treatment and loan terms from Countrywide Financial, a scandal which still dogs him.  In 2009, the scandals kept coming for the Connecticut Democrat.  In 2009, Judicial Watch filed a Senate ethics complaint against Dodd for undervaluing a property he owns in Ireland on his Senate Financial Disclosure forms.  Judicial Watch’s complaint forced Dodd to amend the forms.  However, press reports suggest the property to this day remains undervalued.  Judicial Watch also alleges in the complaint that Dodd obtained a sweetheart deal for the property in exchange for his assistance in obtaining a presidential pardon (during the Clinton administration) and other favors for a long-time friend and business associate.  The false financial disclosure forms were part of the cover-up.  Dodd remains the head the Senate Banking Committee.

2. Senator John Ensign (R-NV): A number of scandals popped up in 2009 involving public officials who conducted illicit affairs, and then attempted to cover them up with hush payments and favors, an obvious abuse of power.  The year’s worst offender might just be Nevada Republican Senator John Ensign.  Ensign admitted in June to an extramarital affair with the wife of one of his staff members, who then allegedly obtained special favors from the Nevada Republican in exchange for his silence.  According to The New York Times:  “The Justice Department and the Senate Ethics Committee are expected to conduct preliminary inquiries into whether Senator John Ensign violated federal law or ethics rules as part of an effort to conceal an affair with the wife of an aide…”  The former staffer, Douglas Hampton, began to lobby Mr. Ensign’s office immediately upon leaving his congressional job, despite the fact that he was subject to a one-year lobbying ban.  Ensign seems to have ignored the law and allowed Hampton lobbying access to his office as a payment for his silence about the affair.  (These are potentially criminal offenses.)   It looks as if Ensign misused his public office (and taxpayer resources) to cover up his sexual shenanigans.

3. Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA): Judicial Watch is investigating a $12 million TARP cash injection provided to the Boston-based OneUnited Bank at the urging of Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank.  As reported in the January 22, 2009, edition of the Wall Street Journal, the Treasury Department indicated it would only provide funds to healthy banks to jump-start lending.  Not only was OneUnited Bank in massive financial turmoil, but it was also “under attack from its regulators for allegations of poor lending practices and executive-pay abuses, including owning a Porsche for its executives’ use.”  Rep. Frank admitted he spoke to a “federal regulator,” and Treasury granted the funds.  (The bank continues to flounder despite Frank’s intervention for federal dollars.)  Moreover, Judicial Watch uncovered documents in 2009 that showed that members of Congress for years were aware that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were playing fast and loose with accounting issues, risk assessment issues and executive compensation issues, even as liberals led by Rep. Frank continued to block attempts to rein in the two Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs).  For example, during a hearing on September 10, 2003, before the House Committee on Financial Services considering a Bush administration proposal to further regulate Fannie and Freddie, Rep. Frank stated:  “I want to begin by saying that I am glad to consider the legislation, but I do not think we are facing any kind of a crisis.  That is, in my view, the two Government Sponsored Enterprises we are talking about here, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, are not in a crisis. We have recently had an accounting problem with Freddie Mac that has led to people being dismissed, as appears to be appropriate.  I do not think at this point there is a problem with a threat to the Treasury.”  Frank received $42,350 in campaign contributions from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac between 1989 and 2008.  Frank also engaged in a relationship with a Fannie Mae Executive while serving on the House Banking Committee, which has jurisdiction over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Ensign turns out to be the only Republican on the list.  That’s not much of a surprise, since Republicans don’t hold any power in Washington at the moment.  Why buy a politician who can’t sell out on anything important?  In these tough times, lobbyists and special interests have to watch every dollar, too.  However, if one includes Ensign — and it’s hard to dispute the stench coming from this situation — then JW should have included Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) as well.  After all, the shenanigans that resulted in a push to make his girlfriend a US Attorney, who got paid per diems for accompanying Baucus on junkets and ended up with a cushy and ambiguous job at the DoJ, look like an abuse of power as well, and are at the same stage of being proven as the allegations against Ensign.

Otherwise, it’s hard to quibble with the rest of the list:

  • Tim Geithner
  • Eric Holder
  • Rep. Jesse Jackson and Se. Roland Burris (a tie)
  • Barack Obama
  • Nancy Pelosi
  • John Murtha and the PMA Seven
  • Charles Rangel

How did Obama get ahead of Rangel, Murtha, and Pelosi?  Here’s the JW explanation [see Update below]:

7. President Barack Obama: During his presidential campaign, President Obama promised to run an ethical and transparent administration.  However, in his first year in office, the President has delivered corruption and secrecy, bringing Chicago-style political corruption to the White House.  Consider just a few Obama administration “lowlights” from year one:  Even before President Obama was sworn into office, he was interviewed by the FBI for a criminal investigation of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s scheme to sell the President’s former Senate seat to the highest bidder.  (Obama’s Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and slumlord Valerie Jarrett, both from Chicago, are also tangled up in the Blagojevich scandal.)  Moreover, the Obama administration made the startling claim that the Privacy Act does not apply to the White House. The Obama White House believes it can violate the privacy rights of American citizens without any legal consequences or accountability. President Obama boldly proclaimed that “transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency,” but his administration is addicted to secrecy, stonewalling far too many of Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Act requests and is refusing to make public White House visitor logs as federal law requires.  The Obama administration turned the National Endowment of the Arts (as well as the agency that runs the AmeriCorps program) into propaganda machines, using tax dollars to persuade “artists” to promote the Obama agenda.  According to documents uncovered by Judicial Watch, the idea emerged as a direct result of the Obama campaign and enjoyed White House approval and participation.  President Obama has installed a record number of “czars” in positions of power.  Too many of these individuals are leftist radicals who answer to no one but the president.  And too many of the czars are not subject to Senate confirmation (which raises serious constitutional questions).  Under the President’s bailout schemes, the federal government continues to appropriate or control — through fiat and threats — large sectors of the private economy, prompting conservative columnist George Will to write:  “The administration’s central activity — the political allocation of wealth and opportunity — is not merely susceptible to corruption, it is corruption.”  Government-run healthcare and car companies, White House coercion, uninvestigated ACORN corruption, debasing his office to help Chicago cronies, attacks on conservative media and the private sector, unprecedented and dangerous new rights for terrorists, perks for campaign donors – this is Obama’s “ethics” record — and we haven’t even gotten through the first year of his presidency.

Corruption in the legislative branch is bad enough, but it’s worse when it occurs in the executive branch, especially when one party controls both.  The law-enforcement mechanisms report eventually to the President, and a Congress controlled by Democrats is not likely to investigate executive corruption when a Democrat is President.

I’d have included Harry Reid on this list after his spending spree to buy ObamaCare votes, and perhaps have dropped Eric Holder, whose actions seem more incompetent and ideological than actually corrupt.  But it’s still an impressive list, impressively supported, and a good springboard for discussion about the Culture of Corruption and its ministers.

Update: I missed the intro where JW explains that this list is presented in alphabetical order.  Bummer.  I kind of liked the ranking JW supplied here.


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nondhimmie on December 29, 2009 at 12:16 PM

Wow, what a first semester in office. Good for a B+ and a bow.

ted c on December 29, 2009 at 12:19 PM

Strange – my list of the most corrupt runs to almost 550…

Vashta.Nerada on December 29, 2009 at 12:22 PM

Not a southerner in the bunch.

Heh.

Intrepid on December 29, 2009 at 12:25 PM

Strange – my list of the most corrupt runs to almost 550…

Vashta.Nerada on December 29, 2009 at 12:22 PM

I think it’s just the top 10 on this list. No doubt there’s hundreds more tho!

bernzright777 on December 29, 2009 at 12:26 PM

has the actual president ever made this list before? I have no idea.

Mord on December 29, 2009 at 12:29 PM

ted c on December 29, 2009 at 12:19 PM

C’mon, Ted.
Don’t diss him on a ‘shout out.’

Tom_OC on December 29, 2009 at 12:29 PM

Not a southerner in the bunch.

Heh.

Intrepid on December 29, 2009 at 12:25 PM

Sheila Jackson Lee must have come in around number 12. Just out of the money, so to speak.

Vashta.Nerada on December 29, 2009 at 12:29 PM

Only 10?????

Pretty sad that the President of the United States and 2 of his cabinet officials top the list.

tencole on December 29, 2009 at 12:29 PM

Ensign turns out to be the only Republican on the list. That’s not much of a surprise, since Republicans don’t hold any power in Washington at the moment.

Just to further this point, in 2008, 2007, and 2006, there were 4, 4, and 6 Republicans in the top 10 (which makes sense, because 2006 was the last time the Republicans controlled Congress).

It looks like Judicial Watch is doing a good job here, and I wish they could get the word out to voters better, because most don’t know or seem to care about this stuff.

tneloms on December 29, 2009 at 12:30 PM

Chris Dodd…quite the overachiever huh?

milwife88 on December 29, 2009 at 12:30 PM

“Corrupt” is such an ugly and judgmental word. Can’t we be politically correct and just call these people “ethically challenged” or even “differently ethiced”?

rbj on December 29, 2009 at 12:31 PM

This is in alphabetical order so this bho wasn’t on the #1 slot where he should be.
L

letget on December 29, 2009 at 12:32 PM

Bawney Fwank is only #3? He must be trying get a visit from Santa.

Favorite Rush qoutes:

“You don’t get something for nothing, you can’t have freedom for free.”

“If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.”

Tony737 on December 29, 2009 at 12:32 PM

Sheila Jackson Lee must have come in around number 12. Just out of the money, so to speak.

Oh yes indeed, I can believe that. One of the worst records for being absent during house votes, IIRC.

Intrepid on December 29, 2009 at 12:33 PM

Ed, to answer

How did Obama get ahead of Rangel, Murtha, and Pelosi? Here’s the JW explanation:<

Here:

The list, in alphabetical order, includes:

jgapinoy on December 29, 2009 at 12:33 PM

“Corrupt” is such an ugly and judgmental word. Can’t we be politically correct and just call these people “ethically challenged” or even “differently ethiced”? rbj on December 29, 2009 at 12:31 PM

And let’s face it, people are actually born that way. It’s not like it’s a choice or anything.

Mojave Mark on December 29, 2009 at 12:34 PM

has the actual president ever made this list before? I have no idea.

Mord on December 29, 2009 at 12:29 PM

excellent question….I wonder…

cmsinaz on December 29, 2009 at 12:35 PM

Ensign at #2? I’m not saying he isn’t list-worthy but #2 over what essentially is all about sex if one uses the Clinton-era standards of ethics. There are far bigger instances of corruption than this.

highhopes on December 29, 2009 at 12:35 PM

“Corrupt” is such an ugly and judgmental word. Can’t we be politically correct and just call these people “ethically challenged” or even “differently ethiced”?

rbj on December 29, 2009 at 12:31 PM

No we can’t.

highhopes on December 29, 2009 at 12:37 PM

Two years in a row for Dodd … a badge of honor in his party.

Tony737 on December 29, 2009 at 12:37 PM

We need a list of the top ten most dangerous politicians for our nation.

Bishop on December 29, 2009 at 12:38 PM

excellent question….I wonder…

cmsinaz on December 29, 2009 at 12:35 PM

Cause he’s so tired. He needs a break

Brat4life on December 29, 2009 at 12:38 PM

Brat4life on December 29, 2009 at 12:38 PM

dear leader needs his binky

cmsinaz on December 29, 2009 at 12:40 PM

Two years in a row for Dodd … a badge of honor in his party.

Tony737 on December 29, 2009 at 12:37 PM

It will most likely be his last appearance on the list. He has been getting the cold shoulder and some serious heckling at almost all of his recent fund raising events here locally.

Johnnyreb on December 29, 2009 at 12:41 PM

The 2010 list will certainly have to be expanded after the trillion dollar ponzi scheme, (ObamaCare), shines a light on the payoffs to insurance and pharmas, all with taxpayer dollars.

Rovin on December 29, 2009 at 12:45 PM

Regarding Obama, JW forgets to mention the illegal foreign and false-name campaign contributions that were allowed through the web site because they had turned off all security measures. Seems like an age ago, but that one still sticks with me.

irishspy on December 29, 2009 at 12:45 PM

Two years in a row for Dodd … a badge of honor in his party.

Tony737 on December 29, 2009 at 12:37 PM

As well as a reflection of the voters who elected him.
Here’s to hoping Johnnyreb’s insight is a sign of change.
(Crap! I hate that I used ‘hope’ and ‘change’ in the same sentence.)

Tom_OC on December 29, 2009 at 12:46 PM

Ensign was a shining star in Nevada during the late 90′s. His behavior is despicable and a major reason why the GOP politician is despised almost as much as the dem politician.

We seemingly have no power to elect politicians that will respect the trust we have given them. It’s time to flush them all down the crapper and start over.

csdeven on December 29, 2009 at 12:46 PM

Most ethical congress EVAH!!

jukin on December 29, 2009 at 12:47 PM

Michelle Malkin was way ahead of the curve on the corruption culture with this bunch. Kudos to the boss!

SouthernGent on December 29, 2009 at 12:47 PM

Sheila Jackson Lee must have come in around number 12. Just out of the money, so to speak.

Vashta.Nerada on December 29, 2009 at 12:29 PM

Texas ain’t exactly the South.

misterpeasea on December 29, 2009 at 12:47 PM

Gee, wonder if this will be covered as extensively as …the St Petersburg (it’s in Florida)….online (very reliable)….poll…of the “Lie of the Year” (guess who, hint: “death panel”).

Marcus on December 29, 2009 at 12:47 PM

It looks like Judicial Watch is doing a good job here, and I wish they could get the word out to voters better, because most don’t know or seem to care about this stuff.

tneloms on December 29, 2009 at 12:30 PM

Our friends on the Left will never accept JW as a source of information-after all, this is the evil organization that helped expose Bill Clinton’s corruption.

Of course, JW also goes after Republicans, but the Leftists ignore that Inconvenient Truth. JW joined with the Sierra Club and sued the Bush Administration, and 3 years ago sued the Secret Service to get info about lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Hell, JW even sued Cheney and Halliburton. But simply because they went after the Sacred Clintoons, they’re “bad”.

Del Dolemonte on December 29, 2009 at 12:48 PM

Cause he’s so tired. He needs a break

Brat4life on December 29, 2009 at 12:38 PM

Who knew presidentin’ was such hard work. If the job tires him out (which has to be a first for presidents, every other one had it made), then maybe he should resign. Even if it means President Biden. shudder

rbj on December 29, 2009 at 12:48 PM

“Corrupt” is such an ugly and judgmental word. Can’t we be politically correct and just call these people “ethically challenged” or even “differently ethiced”?

rbj on December 29, 2009 at 12:31 PM

Morally misguided? Y’know its not really their fault, its the system that’s to blame. They’re just following the well worn path, how could they know that it’d lead them astray?

Archimedes on December 29, 2009 at 12:48 PM

I’d have included Harry Reid on this list after his spending spree to buy ObamaCare votes, and perhaps have dropped Eric Holder, whose actions seem more incompetent and ideological than actually corrupt.

No, Ed, Holder deserves to be on the list, in light of the voter intimidation thing in Philly alone. Add the ridiculous “decision” to try terrorists in civilian courts and he’s a bad guy for sure.

Del Dolemonte on December 29, 2009 at 12:50 PM

I have reported Judicial Watch to flag@whitehouse.gov

LibTired on December 29, 2009 at 12:50 PM

Most likely Obowmao will end up in his very own category after his first scandal surfaces.

Chip on December 29, 2009 at 12:52 PM

Wouldn’t a shorter list be, “Politicians Who aren’t Corrupt”.

Tommy_G on December 29, 2009 at 12:53 PM

As a resident of Connecticut, I’m willing to trade Dodd for whatever y’all got. Anyone.

Because I can just see this nutball getting re-elected.

JetBoy on December 29, 2009 at 12:54 PM

Regarding Obama, JW forgets to mention the illegal foreign and false-name campaign contributions that were allowed through the web site because they had turned off all security measures. Seems like an age ago, but that one still sticks with me.

irishspy on December 29, 2009 at 12:45 PM

Yeah, that one still sticks in my craw as well. How the Reps let that slide off the front burner is anyone’s guess, but as we head into ’10 & ’12 the spotlight needs to be shone on this again as we wouldn’t want them to be able to pull that trick again.

Archimedes on December 29, 2009 at 12:54 PM

I’d add Minnesota’s secretary of state.

NebCon on December 29, 2009 at 12:55 PM

As a resident of Connecticut, I’m willing to trade Dodd for whatever y’all got. Anyone.

Because I can just see this nutball getting re-elected.

JetBoy on December 29, 2009 at 12:54 PM

Trade you even up for Evan Bayh.

Tommy_G on December 29, 2009 at 12:57 PM

Will all who are surprised take one step foward. Seeing none.

rjoco1 on December 29, 2009 at 12:58 PM

I’d add Minnesota’s secretary of state.

NebCon on December 29, 2009 at 12:55 PM

I think the list is only of national politicians, if not you’d have to add the entire political class from Illinois as taking up most of that list. A situation that the citizens and MSM maybe should have taken a cue from in considering the reformist creds of The Obamanable One.

Archimedes on December 29, 2009 at 1:02 PM

Trade you even up for Evan Bayh.

Tommy_G on December 29, 2009 at 12:57 PM

I would take that. At least Bayh has a few good votes under his belt.

JetBoy on December 29, 2009 at 1:04 PM

Wouldn’t a shorter list be, “Politicians Who aren’t Corrupt”.
Tommy_G on December 29, 2009 at 12:53 PM

Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely
Lord Acton

Chip on December 29, 2009 at 1:08 PM

9 out of 10, damn those Dems are really good at this!

Mr. Joe on December 29, 2009 at 1:27 PM

If anybody ever sees a list of the ten most flatulent politicians, please bring it to my attention. Have any of you ever noticed that Vice President Biden always looks like he’s holding back a fart?

radjah shelduck on December 29, 2009 at 1:30 PM

Definitely the Who’s Who of corruptocrats

orlandocajun on December 29, 2009 at 1:42 PM

The list is not in alphabetical order, btw.

Al in St. Lou on December 29, 2009 at 1:43 PM

I’d have included Harry Reid on this list after his spending spree to buy ObamaCare votes,

Good point. But if I had to choose who to replace him with I’d pick Jackson/Burris. They’re serial corruptocrats, but I don’t think they are all that powerful or influential at this particular time in our history. Holder on the other hand…

Buy Danish on December 29, 2009 at 1:44 PM

LibTired on December 29, 2009 at 12:50 PM

LOL!

Al in St. Lou on December 29, 2009 at 1:45 PM

Strange – my list of the most corrupt runs to almost 550…

Vashta.Nerada on December 29, 2009 at 12:22 PM

So you had to create a separate list just for the czars, then?

hawksruleva on December 29, 2009 at 1:46 PM

But if I had to choose who to replace him with I’d pick Jackson/Burris. They’re serial corruptocrats, but I don’t think they are all that powerful or influential at this particular time in our history. Holder on the other hand…

Buy Danish on December 29, 2009 at 1:44 PM

Roland Burris has one of only 60 votes needed to pass bills in the Senate. As such, he’s pretty darned powerful.

hawksruleva on December 29, 2009 at 1:47 PM

NB: Ensign’s corruption is personal, while Frank’s IS HIS POLICY.

Let that sink in: Barney Frank’s corruption is what he wants to be the NORM in government.

Crawford on December 29, 2009 at 1:51 PM

Sad to say, a good number of these crooks may get re-elected.
Some voters can’t seem to put their little electronic gizmos
down long enough to get a clue as to what’s going on in Washington.

elderberry on December 29, 2009 at 1:57 PM

has the actual president ever made this list before? I have no idea.

Mord on December 29, 2009 at 12:29 PM

No prior president could have since the Big O has the descriptor “unprecedented” reserved for his exclusive use.

ya2daup on December 29, 2009 at 2:00 PM

Roland Burris has one of only 60 votes needed to pass bills in the Senate. As such, he’s pretty darned powerful.
hawksruleva on December 29, 2009 at 1:47 PM

Point taken, but in that respect he’s no different from any other Democrat Senator, and his days are numbered.

Speaking of corrupt politicians, Gregory Meeks (a friend of Hugo Chavez) should top next years list.

Buy Danish on December 29, 2009 at 2:12 PM

Strange – my list of the most corrupt runs to almost 550…

Vashta.Nerada on December 29, 2009 at 12:22 PM

I think it’s more like 80% of 550. God help us!

MCGIRV on December 29, 2009 at 2:16 PM

Corruption in Washington? Among the ‘open and transparent’ liberal administration? I’m SHOCKED! SHOCKED I tell you!

GarandFan on December 29, 2009 at 2:23 PM

Not to dismiss Ensign, but his staffer is equally despicable if not more so. Ensign has an affair with the staffers wife and he blackmails Ensign for it? That’s tantamount to whoring out your own wife. Pretty sleazy.

swash_plate on December 29, 2009 at 2:28 PM

It will most likely be his last appearance on the list. He has been getting the cold shoulder and some serious heckling at almost all of his recent fund raising events here locally.

Johnnyreb on December 29, 2009 at 12:41 PM

Hopefully somebody’s video-taping each of Dodd’s appearances – he looks like somebody who could explode if pushed hard enough – MACACCA!!!

PatMac on December 29, 2009 at 2:36 PM

Apparently Ensign was included because JW thought they had to have a token Republican.

I wouldn’t vote for the man but he’s a choir boy compared to the many, many Democrats who should have been in that slot.

Lynn2008 on December 29, 2009 at 2:37 PM

Obama should be much higher on the list, as his malfeasances are so much farther-reaching than the deeds of Ensign or Burris.

Edouard on December 29, 2009 at 3:01 PM

Even after reading the list and explanations one thing stands out: it isn’t the corruption that’s the chief problem. What Progressives do in the clear light of day – and actually boast about – is far worse.

For example, taking a bribe from Angelo Mozillo is bad, true enough. But openly supporting Fannie and Freddie with unlimited funds is real corruption.

Taking a bribe from insurance executives to pass ‘health care reform’ that favors them is bad; touting that health care reform initiatives are moral in the first place is true corruption.

JDPerren on December 29, 2009 at 3:16 PM

and perhaps have dropped Eric Holder, whose actions seem more incompetent and ideological than actually corrupt.

Got a soft place in your heart for holder, ed? Maybe he will send you a thank you card bought with the millions he skimmed from fannie mae and freddie mac and the bribe money from the rich pardon.

peacenprosperity on December 29, 2009 at 3:34 PM

Anyone across the country who is interested in phone-banking on Scott Brown’s behalf, please contact Field Director Brad Hansen at:

brad@brownforussenate.com or call 509-595-4683

nondhimmie on December 29, 2009 at 12:16 PM

Don’t, ahh, be intimidated. It’s not haaaad to sound, ahh, like yah frum Baaahstun.

Just get in yah caaah and drive around the paaaahk a few times and no one will notice that yah frum Peoria.

You can make the calls from your computer. Help Harry get to 59 votes!

turfmann on December 29, 2009 at 3:43 PM

Cause he’s so tired. He needs a break

Brat4life on December 29, 2009 at 12:38 PM

Well nancy boy needs to toughen up. We’re all tired. He’s had several periods over the past year where he, and his family have taken breaks, and gotten away. The last time my family, and I have had any vacation was almost 4 years ago. I’m tired, I need a break too, but I don’t whine about it. SO suck it up Mr. President. YOU wanted the job.

capejasmine on December 29, 2009 at 4:19 PM

Are they kidding? Who do they think they’re fooling?
What a bunch of DA’s.

mmcnamer1 on December 29, 2009 at 6:59 PM

The list is not in alphabetical order, btw.

Al in St. Lou on December 29, 2009 at 1:43 PM

The Top Ten names do appear to be in alphabetical order if Murtha is part of the PMA Seven.

Red State State of Mind on December 29, 2009 at 9:30 PM

Gee, wonder if this will be covered as extensively as …the St Petersburg (it’s in Florida)….online (very reliable)….poll…of the “Lie of the Year” (guess who, hint: “death panel”).

Marcus on December 29, 2009 at 12:47 PM

I saw her Death Panel comment made it to the top of one of the MSM’s “Lie of the Year” lists and it’s not surprising.
Let’s see….
A private citizen makes a Facebook post that leads Liberal politicians to remove certain language from their bill while simultaneously denying her claim.
The MSM, who must have slept through Hyperbole Class at ‘Journalism School’, dutifully follow along.
But NO, they don’t FEAR her……..

Red State State of Mind on December 29, 2009 at 9:46 PM

What do I say to a commenter who says they find it hard to believe Dems would be so much more corrupt than Repubs? I’ve been looking for research on percentages but haven’t found much yet.

Rosmerta on December 30, 2009 at 4:22 AM