-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 MelanÃ§on (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.