I wish I could say that I’m surprised to find out that Virginia Sen. George Allen is not only a racist but a crook. Unfortunately, I can’t. I suppose we should expect this from a carpetbagger.
As a Virginian, I’m embarrassed that this sleazeball is a Senator representing our commonwealth in Congress. He’s not the only sleazeball, mind you. We also have Rep. Jim Moran, acknowledged wife beater and notorious user of other people’s money to pay off his investment losses.
But now an Associated Press investigation shows Allen the racist is also Allen the bribe-taker – just another support-for-sale politician willing to sell his soul (and vote) for money.
Rep. Jim Kolbe, the only openly-gay Republican member of Congress, knew about Rep. Mark Foley’s sexually-explicit emails to young male pages at least six years ago and told the now former Congressman to cut it out.
Kolbe, who once invited pages to use his home when he was out of town, served as a Congressional page.
The Navy lawyer who led a successful Supreme Court challenge of the Bush administration’s military tribunals for detainees at Guantanamo Bay has been passed over for promotion and will have to leave the military.
After winning over moms in back-to-back elections, Republicans have lost their advantage among married women with children this year.
The Republican Party has seen the support of people like Jeannette Hopkins evaporate.
By HOPE YEN
Republicans rallied behind House Speaker Dennis Hastert this weekend as they tried to present a united front to deal with the congressional page sex scandal that’s rocked the GOP a month before midterm elections.
Sen. George Allen sold his support and votes to companies that rewarded him with stock options and then failed to report those stock holdings as required by law.
Allen’s illegal actions place him in direct violation of Securities and Exchange Commission regulations and the rules of the U.S. Senate as well as federal laws that prohibit elected officials from accepting bribes.
An investigation into Allen by The Associated Press shows Allen cashed in on contacts he made as governor of Virginia, receiving appointments to boards and receiving stock options as rewards. He then rewarded those companies with support and votes after becoming a U.S. Senator.
Allen, whose campaign has stumbled this year because of his history of racist comments, now may face criminal charges for more serious misdeeds.