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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Yet Another Republican Indicted

Hi Gang,

A Republican fund raiser in Ohio has been indicted for violating campaign finance laws. He was kiting money back and forth between accounts with the aid of several other Republican donors to enable him to exceed federal political campaign limits by tens of thousands of dollars. This man, Thomas W. Noe, is also under investigation for $13 million missing dollars from the Ohio state employees pension fund which he invested in a shady rare coin deal. That investigation led to the indictment and conviction of Ohio's Republican Governor, Robert Taft (the great grandson of President and Supreme Court Justice William Howard Taft).

In the context of the De Lay indictment for the same type of violation and the Frist investigation, the Rove and Libby investigations this development is a reminder that the Republican Party as an organization is deeply flawed.


Anonymous said...

Yeah. Well, we just had a Democrat indicted  too. Boy, did he get indicted. 

// posted by Bell Curve

Anonymous said...

Shall we do a comprehensive count and see which party "wins"? I've seen some dissertation research that suggests that Republicans are far more tolerant of this stuff from their candidates but are really intollerant of sex scandals. Democrats on the other hand punish candidates for financial scandals but let them off the hook for sex related stuff.

Republicans think violating campaign finance laws (or tax laws) is akin to civil disobedience. They see tax evasion and Rosa Parks sitting in the front of the bus in the same light. Heck, they might even see tax evasion in a more favorable light.

Democrats see sex scandals as something not related to policy at all. But for Republicans the policy is all about sex so political leaders engaging in sexual "wrongdoing" is really critical to the nation's interests. 

// posted by Raised By Republicans