NEWSWEEK REPORTING MORE BRIBERS GOT TO NEY-- WHO EVEN TRIED TO GET U.S. TO ALLOW ONE OF HIS "CONTRIBUTORS" TO SELL AIRPLANE PARTS TO IRAN!
Anyone who might have been laboring under the childish delusion that lowlife Republicrooks like Ohio's Bob Ney were simply corrupted by a "rotten apple," as Montana's uber-corrupt bribe-taking Senator Conrad Burns calls his old pal Jack Abramoff, is in for a little surprise if they read the new issue of NEWSWEEK. Although only the terminally naive could have possibly thought otherwise, NEWSWEEK makes it clear that the Republican Culture of Corruption runs a lot deeper than just bad influences like Jack Abramoff, Michael Scanlon and Tom DeLay leading the nation's otherwise righteous salons astray. Oh, no. One of the more exposed congressloons, of whom DWT has been warning readers since last spring, Bob Ney, tried to get then Secretary of State Colin Powell to relax U.S. sanctions against Iran on behalf of a serial felon, Nigel Winfield, who was bribing Ney and who wanted to sell U.S.-made spare parts to the Iranians. Think about it for a moment. Think about the depths to which a man like Ney will go to sell out his country if he's drunk on the arrogance of power.
And how did Ney meet a character as sleazy and treacherous as Winfield? (I mean this man was not one of Ney's constituents for whom he was trying to do a harmless little favor. Oh no, Winfield has a long, criminal past going all the way back to a 1982 conviction for trying to swindle Elvis Presley in an airplane deal!) So what kind of treasonous monstrosity would introduce someone as low down as Winfield to Ney? According to NEWSWEEK "Ney was introduced to Winfield by lobbyists Roy Coffee, a former legislative aide to the then Gov. George W. Bush..."
Corrupt, greedy self-entitled congressmen like Tom ("I AM the government") DeLay, Randy "Duke" Cunningham, Duncan Hunter, Dennis Hastert, Jerry Lewis, John Doolittle, Dick Pombo, Bob Ney, J.D. Hayworth... dozens more have George W Bush as a role model for his above the law style of government. The depth of the scandals that have infected the Republican Party have barely begun to surface.
SUNDAY NIGHT UPDATE: NEY TOPPLED FROM HIS CHAIRMANSHIP BUT STILL DELUSIONAL, CLAIMING IT IS "ONLY TEMPORARY"
Pretty soon the entire Republican leadership of the U.S. Congress will have temporarily stepped down. Presumably their temporary resignations will become permanent either when they are sentenced or when they take up residence in their new penal facilities. Sources close to crooked Ohio Congressman Bob Ney, who wish to remain anonymous, say that Ney needs "a few days to grasp what has happened to him. The words that have been coming out of his mouth don't seem to be English now. He needs to get some rest and after that everything will be fine." No doubt.
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