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Congressional Black Caucus defends the corrupt
Posted by: Jon Henke on Tuesday, December 12, 2006

I hesitate to weigh in on this, because subjects involving race are invariably touchy. However, it seems pretty fair to say that the Congressional Black Caucus has become a defender of corruption.
The Congressional Black Caucus is planning to press Democratic leaders to reinstate Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) to the Ways and Means Committee, raising the thorny question of how leaders will handle the fate of Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-W.Va.), who has also come under ethical scrutiny.
The Democratic leadership has behaved reasonably well in the William Jefferson case, removing him from the Ways and Means Committee back in June. The Congressional Black Caucus has stepped up to insist that both William Jefferson and Alcee Hastings be given prominent committee assignments, despite the serious ethical problems with each. It's difficult to see an excuse for that.

UPDATE: Pelosi appears to be doing the right thing, removing Jefferson from the committee permanently.
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It’s difficult to see an excuse for that.
More like, it’s routine to see an excuse for that.
Written By: Bithead
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I know politicians from both sides of the isle are crooks. It is just kinda a unspoken word that if they get caught red-handed we boot them. I must be misstaken the democrats don’t seem to abide by that rule.
Written By: SkyWatch
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Maybe it is the black cacus (i know spelling).

What does Sharpten or Jessie do for black people? Make other people think less of black folk? Yea, that must be it.THNX you 2. Your a big help.
Written By: SkyWatch
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I also know Dr. Rice has taken a beating but I would still vote for her. Think of that a conservative willing to pass Guili and pataki up for a black woman.I need to hear more from her but I want to hear more from her!

If we are going to get a woman Pres. then lets get one that isn’t socialist.

Ooops.. I just stepped in it again. Now the libs will take me apart for being a pro-woman Pres.I mean not thier woman Pres. Ahhhh.. you know what I mean not someone who agrees with them mostly and will vote thier way allways.
Written By: SkyWatch
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"Maybe it is the black cacus (i know spelling)."

Are you sure it isn’t macacus?
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