Michelle Malkin — March 31, 2014 | AIM.org
Has Nancy Pelosi seen a newspaper lately? (Pro tip, hon: As with the Obamacare monstrosity, you have to read it to find out what’s in it.) I’d love to see her face in the wake of the veritable epidemic of Democratic corruption now sweeping the country. Pelosi’s blink count must be off the charts.
I’m going to make it easy on Pelosi and put all of the latest cases in one handy rogues’-gallery reference list. But let’s not be naïve. It’s clear to me that the Barack Obama/Eric Holder DOJ is clearing the decks before the midterms. Prediction: The FBI’s GOP corruption shoe will drop right before the elections for maximum distraction and damage. For now, let’s take stock of the jackassery: [abbreviated list]
- The Dirty Democratic Mayors’ Club: Charlotte, N.C., mayor Patrick Cannon
- California state senator Leland Yee, gun grabber by day, alleged arms-trafficking gangsta by night:
- Pennsylvania state senator LeAnna Washington, party animal:
- Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox, multiple-raid target:
- California state senator Ronald Calderon, all in the corrupted family:
- California state senator Roderick Wright, lying liar:
- New York state assemblyman Bill Scarborough, shady jet-setter:
- llinois state representative Keith Farnham, child-porn suspect:
One of the greatest signs of the twisted times is the silence about it. It’s a national epidemic. Compound that with Harry Reid’s little corner of corruption, with his endless lies and campaign against the Koch brothers.
But everyone knows that the real scandal de jure is Chris Christie’s “bridgegate” traffic jam, unless you’re living under a rock. And this is all besides what is going on in Washington before your eyes, on a daily basis.
Scott Shackford|Apr. 1, 2014 | Reason.com
A politician honored for his gun control efforts is arrested for attempted arms smuggling. He held press conferences denouncing violent video games and helped pass legislation in California prohibiting sales of such games to minors. And yet, secretly, he was living the life of a Grand Theft Auto character.
The downfall of Calif. State Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco should be an utterly captivating, fascinating story, and the national media should be sinking its teeth into the details. I joked when Yee was first arrested about how he is destined to be parodied in Grand Theft Auto. That was before the FBI’s report was even released. Now, I’m convinced the report could be the outline for an entire Grand Theft Auto installment (have they set a game in a parody of San Francisco yet?). Yee’s story of corruption, attempted gun-running and accusations of vote-selling (an undercover FBI agent posing as a medical marijuana clinic owner wanted him to support legislation introducing new barriers to entry for potential competition) is actually just a small part of a larger story about the crime scene in San Francisco. Beyond Lee’s role, the whole story (pdf) is full of drug transactions, stolen booze fencing, a home invasion by apparently Mexican gangsters, what appears to be counterfeit credit cards supplied by a Russian hacker, and more. It has everything. There’s even a money-laundering scene that takes place inside a massage parlor. It’s part FBI report, part Hollywood pitch.
And yet he is not a household name synonymous with corruption. Maybe it will take that video game?