Oh wait, we haveÂ THREE brewing this week…. I forgot.
Offshore banking experts say that the fraud charges this week against accused financial scammer R. Allen Stanford have been a long time coming.
“There’s no surprise at all,” said Washington lawyer and IRS consultant Jack Blum. “This man has been on law enforcement’s radar screen for the better part of 10 years.”
The federal investigation, however, did not stop Stanford from using corporate money to become a big man at last year’s Democratic convention in Denver.
A video posted on the firm’s web-site shows Stanford, now sought by U.S. Marshals, being hugged by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and praised by former President Bill Clinton for helping to finance a convention-related forum and party put on by the National Democratic Institute.
“I would like to thank the Stanford Financial Group for helping to underwrite this,” Clinton said to the crowd at the event.
Can we all just universally agree that Nancy Pelosi is a lying rhymes-with-witch at this point?Â “Culture of corruption” my ass.Â Â She’s the Queen Bee!Â [UPDATE:Â More on Stanford and Democrats’ drug money. – h/t Instapundit.)
There’s a potentially big story brewing on Capitol Hill…Â Apparently 104 members of Congress of both parties — 42 Republicans and 62 Democrats — secured earmarks for a lobbying firm linked to Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) in a single bill. The earmarks were inserted in a bill Murtha controlled as the defense appropriations subcommittee chairman.
The firm’s executives and clients are among Murtha’s biggest sources of campaign contributions.
Oh and who could forget Blago – The Illinois STD.Â You know, the gift that keeps on giving.Â Â Burris still hasn’t gotten his penicillin yet…
This is getting out of control.Â Is this the HopeandChange that Chairman Obama promised?