Corrupt William Jefferson Reelected

“Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.”

-H. L. Mencken

It’s not just Utah and corrupt Speaker Greg Curtis (R-Sandy). New Orleans reelected corrupt Congressman William Jefferson (D-LA2) yesterday. Jefferson was caught with $90,000 in cash bribe money hidden in his freezer and allegations are that he has taken much, much more over the years.

Republicans’ choice to neglect the city of New Orleans after the flood was made easier by the city’s lack of a credible congressman. Democrats’ plan to help rebuild the city will be harder to activate for the same reason.

But we are the party that will not tolerate corruption. Now is the time to write or call Rep. Jim Matheson’s (D-UT) office and ask him to send a letter to Speaker Pelosi (D-CA) asking her not to restore Jefferson’s committee assignments or seniority.

Rep. Charlie Melançon (D-LA) and Rep. Gene Taylor (D-MS) will have to take on the job of helping rebuild the Gulf coast on their own.

It’s too bad; New Orleans could really use a congressman, especially now. But America needs one party that stands for honest government and that can’t include William Jefferson.

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5 Responses to Corrupt William Jefferson Reelected

  1. brian says:

    Thanks Deseret Spec. I agree completely.

  2. Good post, and good point. Looks like Speaker Pelosi won’t be letting him back on the Ways and Means committee until the Federal Investigation is completed. If the Democrats really want to clean up Congress, they need to hold a firm line. The Republican’s Downfall was that they became so concerned with holding onto power, they tolerated corruption. And once they did that (along with many other things), the corruption turned cancerous and they were no longer representative of their constituency.

    DS

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  4. brian says:

    Thanks, Lee. Looks like Nancy Pelosi is taking good care of us on this issue.

  5. Lee says:

    Thanks for the suggestion. I’ve been dismayed at those particular election results but wondered what one could do since it’s not our district or state. I hadn’t thought to write our congressional reps to let them know. Thanks, it’s always good to read your blog.

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