One of the benefits of being the party out of power is that the spot light is on the other party, meaning they are likely to have more scandals and you, as an outsider, can sit back and criticize. So not to miss out on all the fun, I give you the Democratic corruption record so far.
First on the list is Charles Rangel, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee:
Congressman Charles Rangel’s fate hangs in the balance as a report concerning the Ways and Means Committee chairman is being prepared for release in early January.
…He’s under investigation for allegedly using formal letterhead to solicit donations to a school to be named in his honor; helping one donor’s company keep a tax loophole; having unreported income from a vacation villa; and having several rent-controlled apartments at below market rates, including one set up for his campaign operations in violation of state and local laws.
This was quickly followed by Illinois Governor Blagojevich:
FBI agents arrested the governor on December 9 after federal prosecutors alleged, among other things, that he had tried to sell Obama’s former Senate seat. Blagojevich denies wrongdoing and has ignored calls to resign.
Then comes Bill Richardson, New Mexico governor:
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is withdrawing his nomination to be commerce secretary, citing the distraction of a federal investigation into ties to a company that has done business with his state.
Two Democratic officials told CNN the investigation involves a California company that won municipal bond business in New Mexico after contributing money to various Richardson causes.
And last but certainly not least is possibly Hillary Clinton:
An upstate New York developer donated $100,000 to former President Bill Clinton’s foundation in November 2004, around the same time that Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton helped secure millions of dollars in federal assistance for the businessman’s mall project.
Mrs. Clinton helped enact legislation allowing the developer, Robert J. Congel, to use tax-exempt bonds to help finance the construction of the Destiny USA entertainment and shopping complex, an expansion of the Carousel Center in Syracuse.
Mrs. Clinton also helped secure a provision in a highway bill that set aside $5 million for Destiny USA roadway construction.
And all of this, only within the last couple of months. One wonders what else is next – is Rahm Emanual, or even Obama himself, somehow implicated in any of this? Lets hope not, but with the way Democrats are running things so far, I wouldn’t be surprised.