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Remember back in 2006. all the talk of scandals involving House and one Senate (later cleared) Repubilcans?Â So saturated were the media with coverage of their misdeeds that even now two years later, I can rattle off their names of the supposed miscreants, Mark Foley, Randy “Duke” Cunningham, Bob Ney, Tom DeLay and Conrad Burns.
Yet, how many Americans, outside those who read conservative blogs, check ABC News or live in Tim Mahoney’s Florida district have heard of that Congressman’s problems as well as those of his House colleagues Robert Wexler and Charles Rangel?
Not to mention that Rahm Emanuel, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus whose leader, Speak Nancy Pelosi vowed “to lead the most honest, most open and most ethical Congress in history,” had “been working with Mahoney to keep the matter from hurting the candidate’s re-election campaign.”
Oh, yeah and given the recent mortgage meltdown, let’s not forget the “Subprime Six,” the five Democrats (and one Republican), including Christopher Dodd, Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee and Kent Conrad, Chairman of the same institution’s Budget Committee, who got sweetheart mortgage deals from Countrywide before that lending institution’s collapse.
I guess Democratic scandals just aren’t newsworthy.
UP-UPDATE:Â Glenn has more on Dodd’s mortgage problems, that Democrat’s failure to release the details of his sweetheart mortgage deal–and the free pass he’s getting from the media.
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