A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Tuesday, June 05, 2007


Remember Representative William Jefferson (D-LA)? The man who, in the aftermath of Hurrican Katrina, had the National Guard escort him to his home so he could retrieve the bribe money he had stored in his freezer? Remember him?

Well, it has only taken a year and a half for this:

AP: GOP seeks to expel Jefferson from House---

WASHINGTON - Republicans moved on Tuesday to seek Rep. William J. Jefferson's expulsion from Congress, a day after the Louisiana Democrat was indicted on charges of taking more than $500,000 in bribes.
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Republicans, citing Pelosi's election-season promise to run the most ethical House in history, sought Jefferson's expulsion from the chamber, possibly before he comes to trial on the bribery charges.
Justifiable, wouldn't you say?

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