Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Act Now, Don't Delay

Congressman Tom Delay has been indicted in an illicit campaign financial scheme.

Let's be clear: he deserves his day in court. If found guilty, he should be punished.

But if he's accusers are really truthful, let's not stop here -- let's have a thorough housecleaning of all campaign finance practices in Congress.

How about we go with, say, Barbara Boxer, who's been known to pad the payroll with relatives, something else Delay has been accused of.

The charges against Delay stem from a scheme to funnel campaign money to other Republican candidates. Back in May, Bloomberg reported that Delay was one of the most generous Congressional donors to other GOP candidates, writing checks for roughly $3.5 million over the last decade. In the #2 slot behind him is Democrat Nancy Pelosi, at $2.74 million in donations.

Shall we have a peek at how Big Nancy moves HER money around? Might be interesting.

One thing that's pretty clear: there's no lack of wheeling and dealing on either side of the aisle, and some of it comes up to and even crosses the line.

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