Tuesday, May 23, 2006

'Frozen Assets' Haunt Dems

Thanks to the likes of Tom DeLay, Randy "Duke" Cunningham and Jack Abramoff, the Democrats have been having a field day portraying the Republican Party as the party of corruption on Capitol Hill. Now we'll see if they have a walk to match the talk.

It is apparent that Democratic Congressman William J. Jefferson of Louisiana has been caught blue-handed, putting his money where his pork chops are. Federal agents searching Jefferson's home found $90,000 in cold cash—literally—stuffed in his freezer. The money is alleged to be the proceeds from a kickback scheme involving telephone and Internet contracts in Nigeria and Ghana.

If the Democrats want to maintain the moral high ground on the corruption issue—which they still have by a lot—they can't make excuses for one of their own. Either they're against corruption or they're not. Now's the time to make that stand.
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