“Barbara Boxer,” Jim Geraghty informs us, “is going to have a bad week.” Seems fitting. Thanks to the 28-year Washington veteran’s policies, Californians have had a very bad twenty months.
Boxer has been sending large amounts of cash to [Rep. Maxine] Waters’s daughter for the past two cycles, and in exchange, Waters has been featuring Boxer prominently on her “slate mailer,” a sample ballot used by many voters in Waters’s South Central district.
In 2004, Boxer paid Rep. Waters’s daughter, Karen Waters, $25,000 to ensure her spot on the mailer; on June 2, Boxer’s campaign sent “Citizens for Waters” $5,000.
Waters, you may recall, is “under investigation by the House Ethics Committee for allegations that she used her position in Congress to ensure the U.S. Treasury Department would help out a bank where her husband was a stockholder and former director.”
Guess Mrs. Boxer wanted to do for Waters’s daughter what she does for her own son:
Indeed, Boxer has been called out for steering about $500,000 in contributions made to her political action committee to her son’s consulting firm between 2001 and 2009. Like Waters’ scheme, this arrangement has attracted the attention of CREW [Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington], which focused on Boxer in a 2007 exposé entitled “Family Affair.”
And this lady chairs the Senate Ethics Committee.
This reason seems to be turning against Boxer due, in large part to the steady drip-drip of bad news for the three term Senator. She shows her arrogance by demanding to be called Senator. She is astounded that a black businessman would have views different from those of the NAACP. One of her aides gets caught trying to bring a dime bag into her office. And now this. Seems candidates who see such errors accumulate in the course of their campaigns find themselves falling a few votes short when election day rolls ’round.
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