The Democrats And Ethics Fit Together Like O.J. And The Glove
I am amazed by the Democrats sudden concern for ethics in government.
Wasn't it just six short years ago that their great leader, President and adulterer-in-chief William Jefferson 'Billy Bob' Clinton, had his own private intern/paramour, Miss Lewinsky, in the White House, and then lied about it under oath? Yet when it came time to show their outrage, to let everyone know that it was not acceptable for the most powerful man in the world to use his position to take advantage of a lowly female intern, only 5 out of 206 Democrats in the House Of Representatives voted to impeach Billy Bob! When the vote was taken in the Senate, not one Democrat voted to convict Billy Bob, NOT ONE!
The Democratic Party is also the home of Robert 'KKK' Byrd. Sheets, as he is affectionately known, has been a Democratic Senator since 1959, and Senate Democrats thought so highly of the former klansman from West Virginia they elected him as their leader in the Senate for 12 years - January 1977, through December 1988. (He served as Senate Majority Leader six years (1977-80, 1987-88) and as Senate Minority Leader six years (1981-86).) It must make the klan proud to see one of its own do so well.
Most decent people who, after a day of drinking (July 18, 1969), had killed a young woman (Mary Jo Kopechne) in an automobile accident and then walked away without reporting it until the next morning would resign from public life and reflect on the error of their ways, but not the esteemed Democratic Senator Edward M. 'Chappaquiddick' Kennedy. Teddy, elected to the Senate in 1962 to finish the term of his brother, President John F. Kennedy, has been the pride and joy of the Democratic Party for the past 43 years. It should be noted that a week after the incident, Kennedy, who arrived in court wearing a neck brace, plead guilty to leaving the scene of an accident and was given a two-month suspended sentence and a year's probation. Ouch!
And then we have Hillary...you know, President Billy Bob's beloved wife and stock market whiz, who, with the help of her broker, Robert L. "Red" Bone and her friend James B. Blair, an experienced futures trader and chief attorney for Tyson Foods, turned a $1,000 investment into $100,000 in ten short months trading in cattle futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. It should be noted that Hillary began her commodities trading just weeks before her husband won election as governor in November 1978, and Tyson Foods was and is one of Arkansas's most powerful and highly regulated companies. Can you say, Hedging your bet?
You know, the authoress Hillary, who received an $8 million advance from Simon & Schuster, a subsidiary of media conglomerate Viacom, just weeks before she was sworn in as Senator from New York.
Reed Irvine and Cliff Kincaid writing for Accuracy In Media reported on January 23, 2001:
Alfred S. Regnery, president of Regnery Publishing, says the advance is so unusually large and the arrangement is so vague that the book deal constitutes a gift designed to influence a U.S. Senator.
First, he says it's doubtful that the publisher can recoup the advance. He says Simon & Schuster would have to sell 2 million copies of Mrs. Clinton's book in order to do so, and that's remote. Second, the publisher got no written proposal for what's going to be in the book. That, too, is unusual. And third, the advance -- all in one lump sum - is unusual. He says publishers typically give advances in installments, after they have seen what's in the book as it's being written. He says this gives the publisher the ability to know that the book will generate sales. The arrangement has all the earmarks of an illegal gift to Mrs. Clinton designed to influence her treatment of Viacom's business deals coming before the Senate and federal regulators.
It seems that having Democrats on the House Ethics Committee is a lot like having Libya, Syria and Sudan on the United Nations Human Rights Commission.
Posted by Rick | April 19, 2005 06:21 AM