May 21 2006

Culture Of Corruption?

Published by at 6:34 pm under 2006 Elections,All General Discussions

Seems the Democrat plans to portray the Bush administration has hit a land mine of their own making:

A congressman under investigation for bribery was caught on videotape accepting $100,000 in $100 bills from an FBI informant whose conversations with the lawmaker also were recorded, according to a court document released Sunday. Agents later found the cash hidden in his freezer.

At one audiotaped meeting, Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., chuckles about writing in code to keep secret what the government contends was his corrupt role in getting his children a cut of a communications company’s deal for work in Africa.

As Jefferson and the informant passed notes about what percentage the lawmaker’s family might receive, the congressman “began laughing and said, ‘All these damn notes we’re writing to each other as if we’re talking, as if the FBI is watching,'” according to the affidavit.

Jefferson, who represents New Orleans, has not been charged and denies any wrongdoing.

And William Jefferson always recalls another famous person by that name: William Jefferson Clinton.  Who says God doesn’t have a sense of humor!  A corrupt politician, from New Orleans, whose name recalls the last President to be impeached.  That’s what they call hitting the trifecta in the PR world!

13 responses so far

13 Responses to “Culture Of Corruption?”

  1. carol johnson says:


    “Jefferson, who represents New Orleans, has not been charged and denies any wrongdoing.”

    Please just tell me that he hasn’t been charged yet! And New Orleans just re-elected Nagin? Nuts to N.O.!!! Not one more cent of “charity” to these people.


  2. MerlinOS2 says:

    Abscam revisted..

    Give ya three or five to one…Milburg Weiss et al will make this look like childs play

    Check the contributions on your pac/individual payers site of choice

    74% of dem contributions are from lawyers ……….oh the shame

    ah right

  3. The Coming Storm – Rep. William Jefferson…

    How about this. Democratic Congressman William Jefferson, has got his ass in a sling for sure. He can deny all the wants (Democratic trait of sorts), but it’s on film at eleven. As Perry Mason used to say, “Case closed, Della, get the car!”…

  4. Take the Money and Run…

    I would hasten to add that he hasn’t been charged yet. He hasn’t been indicted yet. The FBI and other law enforcement are still collecting evidence from Jefferson’s home, offices, and other locations. And yet, a bunch of the money was found stuffed …

  5. MerlinOS2 says:

    Please let me be clear that I take no pleasure in this situation. If it is proven that what is alleged has occurred, it is a sad day that something like this has occurred. Left right or middle it deminishes credibility of our representatives. Yes being found out and taken to task purges the ranks, but then it taints and gives credence to the discounting of the balance. Ala Cuningham, if you have to work beyond power trip reelection politics, please don’t expand it to self interest. For me it is dispicable enough when someone sells themselves out for a few pieces of silver, but when they do it for ego and false agendas, then you really attract my ire.

  6. What? Another Dem Caught With His Hands In The Cookie Jar? Say It Isn’t So……

    For over a year now we’ve been bombarded by the ultra liberals of the Democratic Party with their stories of a “Republican Corruption Machine”. And for the past year we’ve been trying to tell the common man that this is libera…

  7. MerryJ1 says:


    That was my initial reaction to the Nagin re-election, but I just saw an item on Drudge, that Howard Dean, the DNC, and the Democrat money machine were trying to defeat him and elect Landrieu. Heh, heh, heh.

  8. The Sandbox says:

    Another Slick Willie!…

    This Culture of Corruption being bred by and relegated to the Republicans is a load of garbage. Check out this lawmaker:A congressman under investigation for bribery was caught on videotape accepting $100,000 in $100 bills from an FBI informant whose…

  9. carol johnson says:


    Yeah…I saw that too. First off ya gotta wonder if Landrieu’s sister Mary has been calling in favors. Second, nothing Dean ever does surprises me. LOL!!

    Dean is just nuts!


  10. New meaning to the term ‘cold hard cash’…

    I blogged yesterday about the new revelations concerning Democratic Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) being caught on tape accepting bribe money from a FBI investigator and included it in with news about New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin’s re-election vict…

  11. MerryJ1 says:

    You have to love it when they throw all that money to the wind! Karl Rove ticked off the amounts spent by George Soros & Company in the 2004 election — they outspent the “fat cat Republicans” by astronomical amounts.

  12. ryanVOX says:

    La culture de Corruption: Laisser le bon rouleau de temps….

    Well, since the flacks are most likely still down there, maybe Howard Dean can work to get Mitch Landrieu into Congress.


  13. MerlinOS2 says:

    Amazing the best they could get was a choice between Nagin and Landreau.. Remind me , this is the party that’s gonna rule after the midterms..ok