Thursday, January 17, 2008

Judical Watch - Top Ten Corrupt Politicians

Some very interesting results here...

6 comments:

Stephen said...

Interesting, but loses a lot of credibility with:

"Unfortunately, Libby was largely let off the hook. In an appalling lack of judgment, President Bush issued “Executive Clemency” to Libby and commuted the sentence."

Philip said...

Credibility sustained: Your citation is their opinion (wrong, in my view), whereas the entry for Huckabee contains a number of troubling facts.

todd said...

On Huckabee -- If there is validity to these I'm sure they'll be widely called on the carpet -- and not just by a reaching Fred Thompson.

I half hope he is -- this stuff deserves answering for.

Stephen said...

Credibility sustained?

The out-of-context Huckabee citation is attributed to the Associated Press, when the text cited actually comes from a story posted on Politico Nov. 21, 2007.

They quote:

"But his career has also been colored by 14 ethics complaints and a volley of questions about his integrity, ranging from his management of campaign cash to his use of a nonprofit organization to subsidize his income to his destruction of state computer files on his way out of the governor’s office."

But they conveniently leave out the next two paragraphs:

"Some of the ethics complaints deal with fairly penny ante stuff, and most were dismissed.

They did, however, yield five admonitions and $1,000 in fines from Arkansas' Ethics Commission and, perhaps more significantly, a pattern that strategists for two competing GOP campaigns privately predict could become fodder for attacks playing on the culture-of-corruption theme Democrats used to pound Republicans in the 2006 midterm elections."

I'm not exactly sure where Judicial Watch was going with this piece, but its attempted hack job on Huckabee is quite shoddy.

Philip said...

This is just a taste of what the media and the Democrats have planned for Huckabee should their wildest dreams come true and he become the nominee.

Philip said...

This article from RealClearPolitics seems to flesh out the ethics charges pretty well.