Oh yes...."The chickens have come home to roost"
Tim Mahoney, sexual tryst, $120,000 payoff
Culture of Corruption Snares Another Democrat While Pelosi Snoozes!
In 2006, Republican Mark Foley did the honorable thing when news of his sex scandal was disclosed: He immediately resigned his seat in the House of Representatives.
At the time, Nancy Pelosi chalked up the Foley scalp as another ringing example of the “Culture of Corruption” run by and for Republicans
Unfortunately for Pelosi and the Democrats, Tim Mahoney, the democrat who captured Foley’s seat, has apparently entangled himself in not only a sexual tryst, but what appears to be a $120,000 payoff as well.
Unlike House Republicans who demanded that Foley leave democrats have circled the wagon around Mahoney in order to avoid losing that House seat.
Politics before principle, or so it appears.
H/T Mikes America for assembling a running list of recent under reported ethical and legal abuses of power:
Former Presidential candidate John Edwards had his own mistress and payoffs scandal that was also ignored for as long as the media could get away with it.
Senator Chris Dodd, (D-CT) received a mortgage on the most favorable terms even though he was the head of the Senate Banking Committee and charged with overseeing the failing mortgage business. Senator Dodd remains the chairman of that committee.
Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY) failed to pay income taxes on income from his rental property in the Dominican Republican even though he is the chairman of the House committee which writes the tax laws you and I must follow. He claims he didn’t know what he was doing was wrong and still sits as chairman today.
Congressman Patrick Murphy(D-Pa, a moveon.org endorsed politician, accepted 14,000 in political contributions from Charlie Rangel (D-NY, Murphy then turned around and voted to hand Rangel a 2 million dollar tax payer funded personal library. Oh BTW, Patrick Murphy (D-Pa) also voted to waste 800 billion of tax payer dollars on the Obama/Paulson bailout bill.
Barney Frank’s lover was an executive at Fannie Mae at the same time Frank was doing everything he could to prevent accounting rules from being adopted that would have limited executive compensation and might have forestalled the financial crisis. Frank still sits as chairman of the House Financial Services Committee.