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Old 25 Feb 2008, 11:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Washington, DC) -- Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2007 list of Washington's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians." The list, in alphabetical order, includes:
1. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY)
6. Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR)
8. Senator Barack Obama


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Old 26 Feb 2008, 02:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Do you have a link to go with this? I'd like to see the full list.
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Old 26 Feb 2008, 02:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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All these fucks are corrupt...it doesn't matter who you vote into office.

Nothing changes, no one actually works to make anything better and even if they do enough people bitch about the changes that they end up having to stop half way through and end up making things way more worse then they were before.

The only thing I ever got out of voting was a fucking jury duty summons...

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Old 26 Feb 2008, 08:30 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Not a surprise that Hill would be #1. Shit...she and Bill have killed their own friends to better their political careers.

Obama at 8?? Hmm. He seems squeaky clean to me...but then again...any politician that seems squeaky clean most surely isn't...I should know this by now.

Can you post a link? I want to see where the Kennedy Boys are.

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Old 26 Feb 2008, 12:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Judicial Watch Announces List of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” for 2007

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2007 list of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.” The list, in alphabetical order, includes:

1. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY): In addition to her long and sordid ethics record, Senator Hillary Clinton took a lot of heat in 2007 – and rightly so – for blocking the release her official White House records. Many suspect these records contain a treasure trove of information related to her role in a number of serious Clinton-era scandals. Moreover, in March 2007, Judicial Watch filed an ethics complaint against Senator Clinton for filing false financial disclosure forms with the U.S. Senate (again). And Hillary’s top campaign contributor, Norman Hsu, was exposed as a felon and a fugitive from justice in 2007. Hsu pleaded guilt to one count of grand theft for defrauding investors as part of a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme.

2. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI): Conyers reportedly repeatedly violated the law and House ethics rules, forcing his staff to serve as his personal servants, babysitters, valets and campaign workers while on the government payroll. While the House Ethics Committee investigated these allegations in 2006, and substantiated a number of the accusations against Conyers, the committee blamed the staff and required additional administrative record-keeping and employee training. Judicial Watch obtained documentation in 2007 from a former Conyers staffer that sheds new light on the activities and conduct on the part of the Michigan congressman, which appear to be at a minimum inappropriate and likely unlawful. Judicial Watch called on the Attorney General in 2007 to investigate the matter.

3. Senator Larry Craig (R-ID): In one of the most shocking scandals of 2007, Senator Craig was caught by police attempting to solicit sex in a Minneapolis International Airport men’s bathroom during the summer. Senator Craig reportedly “sent signals” to a police officer in an adjacent stall that he wanted to engage in sexual activity. When the police officer showed Craig his police identification under the bathroom stall divider and pointed toward the exit, the senator reportedly exclaimed 'No!'” When asked to produce identification, Craig presented police his U.S. Senate business card and said, “What do you think of that?” The power play didn’t work. Craig was arrested, charged and entered a guilty plea. Despite enormous pressure from his Republican colleagues to resign from the Senate, Craig refused.

4. Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA): As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee's subcommittee on military construction, Feinstein reviewed military construction government contracts, some of which were ultimately awarded to URS Corporation and Perini, companies then owned by Feinstein's husband, Richard Blum. While the Pentagon ultimately awards military contracts, there is a reason for the review process. The Senate's subcommittee on Military Construction's approval carries weight. Sen. Feinstein, therefore, likely had influence over the decision making process. Senator Feinstein also attempted to undermine ethics reform in 2007, arguing in favor of a perk that allows members of Congress to book multiple airline flights and then cancel them without financial penalty. Judicial Watch’s investigation into this matter is ongoing.

5. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R-NY): Giuliani came under fire in late 2007 after it was discovered the former New York mayor’s office “billed obscure city agencies for tens of thousands of dollars in security expenses amassed during the time when he was beginning an extramarital relationship with future wife Judith Nathan in the Hamptons…” ABC News also reported that Giuliani provided Nathan with a police vehicle and a city driver at taxpayer expense. All of this news came on the heels of the federal indictment on corruption charges of Giuliani’s former Police Chief and business partner Bernard Kerik, who pleaded guilty in 2006 to accepting a $165,000 bribe in the form of renovations to his Bronx apartment from a construction company attempting to land city contracts.

6. Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR): Governor Huckabee enjoyed a meteoric rise in the polls in December 2007, which prompted a more thorough review of his ethics record. According to The Associated Press: “[Huckabee’s] career has also been colored by 14 ethics complaints and a volley of questions about his integrity, ranging from his management of campaign cash to his use of a nonprofit organization to subsidize his income to his destruction of state computer files on his way out of the governor’s office.” And what was Governor Huckabee’s response to these ethics allegations? Rather than cooperating with investigators, Huckabee sued the state ethics commission twice and attempted to shut the ethics process down.

7. I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby: Libby, former Chief of Staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, was sentenced to 30 months in prison and fined $250,000 for lying and obstructing the Valerie Plame CIA leak investigation. Libby was found guilty of four felonies -- two counts of perjury, one count of making false statements to the FBI and one count of obstructing justice – all serious crimes. Unfortunately, Libby was largely let off the hook. In an appalling lack of judgment, President Bush issued “Executive Clemency” to Libby and commuted the sentence.

8. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL): A “Dishonorable Mention” last year, Senator Obama moves onto the “ten most wanted” list in 2007. In 2006, it was discovered that Obama was involved in a suspicious real estate deal with an indicted political fundraiser, Antoin “Tony” Rezko. In 2007, more reports surfaced of deeper and suspicious business and political connections It was reported that just two months after he joined the Senate, Obama purchased $50,000 worth of stock in speculative companies whose major investors were his biggest campaign contributors. One of the companies was a biotech concern that benefited from legislation Obama pushed just two weeks after the senator purchased $5,000 of the company’s shares. Obama was also nabbed conducting campaign business in his Senate office, a violation of federal law.

9. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA): House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who promised a new era of ethics enforcement in the House of Representatives, snuck a $25 million gift to her husband, Paul Pelosi, in a $15 billion Water Resources Development Act recently passed by Congress. The pet project involved renovating ports in Speaker Pelosi's home base of San Francisco. Pelosi just happens to own apartment buildings near the areas targeted for improvement, and will almost certainly experience a significant boost in property value as a result of Pelosi's earmark. Earlier in the year, Pelosi found herself in hot water for demanding access to a luxury Air Force jet to ferry the Speaker and her entourage back and forth from San Francisco non-stop, in unprecedented request which was wisely rejected by the Pentagon. And under Pelosi’s leadership, the House ethics process remains essentially shut down – which protects members in both parties from accountability.

10. Senator Harry Reid (D-NV): Over the last few years, Reid has been embroiled in a series of scandals that cast serious doubt on his credibility as a self-professed champion of government ethics, and 2007 was no different. According to The Los Angeles Times, over the last four years, Reid has used his influence in Washington to help a developer, Havey Whittemore, clear obstacles for a profitable real estate deal. As the project advanced, the Times reported, “Reid received tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Whittemore.” Whittemore also hired one of Reid’s sons (Leif) as his personal lawyer and then promptly handed the junior Reid the responsibility of negotiating the real estate deal with federal officials. Leif Reid even called his father’s office to talk about how to obtain the proper EPA permits, a clear conflict of interest.

Judicial Watch is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Judicial Watch neither supports nor opposes candidates for public office. For more information, visit www.judicialwatch.org.
LMAO, Rudy's been out of office for years. How the hell can he be applied? And Libby, c'mon, that guy wasn't voted in for anything. That's some far reaching shit they're going for on that list if they need to fill it out with former politicians. Shit, Newsome fucked his best friends wife, went into rehab, got busted for something else, and dude is a hero to millions and doesn't make the cut for these people. Lame. They should stick with people who are actually current politicians, not aides, not cronies, not people who haven't held an office for years. Wasn't little Kennedy caught trying to break through a police check point or something? I'm pretty sure he's a hero now too.
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Old 26 Feb 2008, 01:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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How is Bush not on that list? I'm not a big political guy like most of you, but I really have a hard time believing Bush isn't nowhere to be found.
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He's probably too polarizing a figure. They missed the Kennedys, they missed Bush...call it a draw. Of course Bush's obsolesence might be another reason why...they may have only focused on people who have possible political futures, whereas Bush is done after January 19th 2009.

But really when it comes to political action groups, you're typically dealing with fringe thinking. I know it says they're a public interest group, but I associate that with a political action group. I could be wrong to do so, but I do. As such, I doubt they look at things with a "fair and balanced" perspective, and not necessarily Republican vs. Democrat or anything like that.

For example, Hillary's on there and there's absolutely no question about the level and extremity of her corruption personally and politically. She and Bill sent some good friends of theirs to prison and to the grave to protect their political image, and really how many nobodies got shafted or offed in the name of "Hillary in 2008"? We'll never know. There's no depth she won't stoop to if she thinks it might make some political headway for her...examples would be her recent ugly and embarassing smear campaign against Sen Obama but can also be seen in her Doormattish approach to all of Bill's skanks going public about their affairs with him.

However Congressman William Jefferson was not on the list...but the FBI raided his house and found $90,000.00 in his icebox. Turns out that's just the tip of the iceberg, as he's into several internet schemes and Vernon Jackson, the CEO of iGate has admitted to basically owning Jefferson and has admitted to having doled Jefferson payouts alleged to total over $400,000.00 but below $1,000,000.00. Jackson's currently serving 7 to 10 in the Pen while unaffected in DC you have...William Jefferson, D-LA Standing US Congressman.

Not even in the top 10?? The list is definitely flawed. But the people who made it could just be whackjobs.

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