Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Culture Of Correction...

Think back, waaaay back in your memory banks, and see if you can recall the Mark Foley Scandal.

When the Foley Scandal broke, the same DAY it broke, Mark Foley resigned his Congressional Seat, and disappeared.

When Trent Lott was falsely accused of being a Racist by the Democrats because of a poorly worded compliment that he attempted to pay to Strom Thurman at Thurman's 100th Birthday Celebration, he stepped down as Senate Republican Leader, and apologized immediately.

"Scooter" Libby, upon being indicted for purgery before a Grand Jury, (the same crime that Bill Clinton was convicted of...) resigned his post, and began preparations for his defense, even though the same Grand Jury concluded that no crime was committed in connection with the Valerie Plame-Wilson incident. Libby has yet to be convicted of any crime, and yet he has resigned.

Tom DeLay, amid accusations of impropriety in Campaign Funding, even though what he actually did was not technically illegal when he did it, nonetheless resigned his position as Majority Whip, and his Congressional Seat, and has elected not to run again for his Congressional Seat in November even though his decision has left the people in his district with no Republican Candidate on the Ballot in a district which has historically shown itself to be strongly Republican, and most certainly would have been a Republican win, were there a Republican running.

Now, look at this.

From AP NEWS My Way, via The Drudge Report...

AP Exclusive: Reid Got $1M in Land Sale

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid collected a $1.1 million windfall on a Las Vegas land sale even though he hadn't personally owned the property for three years, property deeds show.

In the process, Reid did not disclose to Congress an earlier sale in which he transferred his land to a company created by a friend and took a financial stake in that company, according to records and interviews.

The Nevada Democrat's deal was engineered by Jay Brown, a longtime friend and former casino lawyer whose name surfaced in a major political bribery trial this summer and in other prior organized crime investigations.

He's never been charged with wrongdoing - except for a 1981 federal securities complaint that was settled out of court.

Now, look at this...(Click on the link...)

This is a chart, published by the L.A. Times, which shows Harry Reid's involvement in various shady deals over the past few years, which have made virtually his whole family, and everyone he knows, wildly rich. (This chart does not include this latest deal, in which Re9id clearly manipulated Government Regulations and local Politicians and policies in order to increase the value of a property in which HE PERSONALLY had a stake.)

But don't hold your breath waiting for Reid to resign, or apologize.

He is a Democrat.

Only Republicans do that.

Democrats deny, defend, justify, and claim not to remember. And until the hancuffs are on their wrists and they are being led away to jail, the Democrats cling to their power.

Remember this fact whenever you hear any Democrat refer to a "culture of corruption" in connection to the Republicans who now hold the Majority in Washington.

Remember the phrase "Culture Of Correction" ( and credit it to me, Tugboatcapn,) when you hear of North Korea testing a Nuclear Weapon, for which the Nuclear Material required was supplied by the Clinton Administration.

Remember that phrase when you consider the fact that Terrorism, for the entirety of the Clinton Administration, was either ignored, or treated as a "Law Enforcement" issue, and subsequently was allowed to fester until the 9/11 attacks became inevitable.

Remember it when you think about the fact that due to Democrat obstructionism, nothing has yet been done to reform the Social Security system.

Remember it when you realize that Clinton, by his own admission, FAILED in his feeble attempts to kill Osama Bin Laden, and when you then realize that the Bush Administration has accomplished the only thing that would be considered a more horrible fate than death to Bin Laden. He has been rendered irrellevant, without even the benefit of Martyrdom.

Republicans take responsibility for their own mistakes, and attempt to clean up the messes created by Democrats, while Democrats point fingers, deny responsibility, and try to redefine the word "is", all the while holding on to power as tightly as they can, no matter what the decent thing to do may be.

Harry Reid is crooked, and that is not new information.

He should follow the example already set by the few scandal-ridden Republicans, and resign, whether he is guilty of any wrong-doing, or not.

He should take this opportunity to make himself a part of the "Culture Of Correction" that the Republicans have fostered in Washington.

Once again, don't hold your breath.

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