Maryland Sen. pleads guilty to corruption

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  1. nbs2 macrumors 68030

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    Folks in Louisiana shouldn't feel bad - a former Maryland State Senator pled guilty to corruption charges and his wife is going down too. So much for being a man of the people...
     
  2. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    Are you trying to ruin season five of The Wire for me...? :confused:
     
  3. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    It's nice to see another politician abusing their power go down. I just hope he and his wife are treated as harshly as any ordinary citizen would be and there's none of this unfair leniency.

    This is exactly why there needs to be checks and balances and transparency in politics. As an old customer once told me at work "if you let anyone play with honey long enough sooner or later they'll get sticky fingers".
     
  4. solvs macrumors 603

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    If they're guilty, they should be nailed.

    And I say that not knowing whether the person's name has a (D) or an (R) after it, because corruption is corruption.
     
  5. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    Well the fact that the person has a (D) after their name is a testiment to why this thread only has 4 posts. :) But youre right, corruption is corruption.
     
  6. leekohler macrumors G5

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    In a way you're right. I don't think too many of us here would waste our time defending the indefensible, unlike a few other people here. ;)
     
  7. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Ahem:

    Scandal-plagued Jefferson kept off Ways and Means

    Rep. William Jefferson appointed to Homeland Security Committee

    Most innocent people don't keep $90,000 in the freezer

    Louisiana congressman indicted in bribery probe

    I tried to find other corrupt Democrats we've talked about, but I couldn't come up with any offhand; y'all Republicans have just got us massively outnumbered.

    Sorry, I can't even give you a "nice try" for this one. Accusing us of a bias towards corrupt Dems is just lame.
     
  8. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    Jeez man, I not accusing you of that!

    But I'm guessing with posts like this:

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    I'm guessing someone who writes this is willing to give the benefit of a doubt to a democrat 100 to 1 per republican.

    But hey, dude. I'm not trying to get into your **** about this. for real. I actually don't care. :) ;):D
     
  9. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Oh, bull****. Did I give the benefit of the doubt to Jefferson? It has nothing to do with party affiliation or giving anyone the benefit of the doubt, and everything to do with who's doing the crime. And I can't help it if the Dems aren't breaking the law at the same pace as the Republicans.
     
  10. Swarmlord macrumors 6502a

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    I never defended Vitter or any of the others.
     
  11. solvs macrumors 603

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    You defend "others" all the time.
     

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