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Editor's Note: It's Time to Stop all the Corruption

Monday, May 22, 2006

I don't usually pay attention to what's going on in the liberal media. That's what makes me a good news man. But there is something going on right now that needs to be made public. I say Jefferson should be burned at the stake.

Finally, the FBI is working for us. The FBI ran a fourteen month sting to catch Democratic Representative William Jefferson accepting a bribe of $100,000, supposedly meant for the Vice President of Nigeria. In addition the FBI found $90,000 stuffed in Jefferson's freezer. Finally, just this Saturday, the FBI raided Jefferson's Washington Office. Authorities said it was the first time they had ever had to invade a sitting Senator's office.

If he wanted to give $100,000 to the Vice President on Nigeria, there were legal channels he could have followed. He could have set up a phony charity or a PAC, like Tom Delay. There are even lobbyists with extra office space that will assist you, like they do Rick Santorum's charity. Then he could have funneled the money through that PAC or charity, while paying himself, his wife and some people he met on the train a hefty salary. If you don't use approved Washington methods to launder your money, you deserve to get caught.

And even worse is the statement of Jefferson's attorney Robert Trout, who said, "Congressman Jefferson has not been charged with any crime. ... The congressman has consistently maintained his innocence, and if he is charged he will respond at the appropriate time." This is blatant plagiarism of Tom Delay's attorney.

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