Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Oh, the glass houses!

Emanual knew about Foley emails

Here is an interesting article that you aren’t likely to see in the New York Times or the Leningrad Times. Rahm Emanual (D-Ill), chairman of democratic congressional committee and incoming chairman of the democratic caucus, apparently DID have knowledge about the Foley-page emails, despite his previous denials. So, it doesn’t look like this was strictly a Republican scandal after all. Nevertheless, Dem operatives "shopped" the story to multiple newspapers right before the midterm election, obviously hoping to spark a scandal and tag the GOP as the corrupt party of Washington.

Does this really surprise anyone? It’s no coincidence that this broke right before the election. It’s certainly happened before. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad Foley got what he deserved and I hope he undergoes criminal prosecution. But what bugs me about the whole thing is the notion that it’s a Republican scandal, that the GOP is the corrupt party and that Denny Hastert should have resigned because he knew about the emails. I wonder if the same calls for resignation will be hurled towards Rahm Emanual. I’m not holding my breath.

Just last night, I heard Nancy Pelosi once again yapping about "draining the swamp" in Washington. Apparently she wants to clean up that town, which to me means that her first action would be to resign her elected position, along with every other member of Congress. But we all know that won’t happen. So the next best thing would be avoiding the typical hypocrisy that comes along with the job, which also is not likely to happen. Nope, we’ll have another 2 years of the same ol’ garbage and not a whole lot will change, except maybe our tax brackets.
Ben Franklin once said, "No public office should be so profitable as to make it desirable."

Perhaps that should be bronzed and placed at the entrance to both Congressional chambers, because until our elected leaders start living by that standard, nothing in Washington is going to change.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You know what would be wierd? A non-corrupt politician!

Seriously though, we'll probably find out a lot about this whole Foley thing. I'd bet a lot of people knew more than they're saying.