Laverne & Shirley Republican Bingo

by Ted on October 4, 2005

Give ‘em any rule, they’ll break it…

Auditors find that the Bush administration violated the law by paying Armstrong Williams to push No Child Left Behind. Elliot Abrams pled guilty to withholding info about his knowledge of Iran-Contra. Pardoned by Bush I, appointed by Bush II to senior position on National Security Council. The Bush administration’s top federal procurement official, David H. Safavian, arrested after accused of lying and obstructing a criminal investigation into Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Bush appointee Thomas A. Scully fined $85,000 for threatening to fire a subordinate if he complied with requests to provide cost estimates Medicare bill. Scully was later tapped as chief surrogate on Medicare policy for Bush re-election campaign. Karl Rove told Time Magazine’s Matt Cooper that Joseph Wilson’s wife worked at the CIA while she was still working as a covert operative.
Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland convicted of accepting perks and lying about it.

Current Ohio Gov. Bob Taft indicted on four criminal misdemeanor counts for failing to report more than 50 gifts and outings. Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher under investigation for illegal hiring, even after preemptively pardoning all staff members under indictment. Former Illinois governor George Ryan begins trial on bribes-for-licenses charges. Mike Foster, former Louisiana Governor and George W. Bush’s LA campaign chair, fined for failing to report $155,000 in payments to David Duke to use his mailing list in two campaigns.
Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay faces (as of this writing) three indictments for money-laundering, conspiracy to commit money-laundering, and conspiracy to violate election laws. House Ethics Panel rebukes DeLay twice in one day, for asking federal aviation officials to track down Texas Democratic representatives, and for conduct that suggested political donations might influence legislative action. Image Hosted by Feds investigate DeLay’s office for illegally soliciting travel and other favors from Jack Abramoff. House Ethics panel rebukes Tom DeLay for offering a political favor to then-Rep. Nick Smith (R-Mich.) in exchange for his vote on Medicare bill.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist faces questions for apparent insider trading of stock in family business. Ohio Rep. Robert Ney accepts trip from Abramoff in violation of House rules; official explanation doesn’t hold up. Business partner of Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff questioned about mysterious quarter-million dollar payment to the murderers of Konstantinos “Gus” Boulis after Boulis refused to sell them the SunCruz cruise ship business. Randy “Duke” Cunningham will not seek re-election; under investigation for apparent sweetheart real estate deal with a defense contractor. Jack Abramoff and former DeLay press secretary Michael Scanlon investigated for bilking their Indian-tribe clients out of $66 million.
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council and emcee of “Justice Sunday”, fined $3000 for attempting to hide payment of $82,000 to former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke for his mailing list. The former head of a New Hampshire Republican consulting group pleads guilty to jamming Democratic telephone lines during the 2002 general election.

The vice chairman and former treasurer of the Massachusetts Republican Party arrested on federal money-laundering charges after he allegedly deposited thousands of dollars in drug profits in a Brockton bank for a jailed client. Manuel Miranda, who resigned in disgrace for obtaining unauthorized access to confidential Senate Democratic documents, was later hired as the head of ethics committee for the conservative Coalition for a Fair Judiciary. Paul Gourley elected Chairman of College Republicans after signing letters in a fund-raising campaign that misled seniors into thinking they were giving to the campaigns of President Bush and other top Republicans.

Thanks to the Carpetbagger Report.

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10.05.05 at 5:20 am



Andrew 10.04.05 at 3:52 pm

Some day these crooks will be out of power and it’ll all be better, right?


foo 10.04.05 at 4:16 pm

Of course, why wouldn’t it?


anon 10.04.05 at 4:53 pm

Give ’em any layout…


Amardeep 10.04.05 at 5:41 pm

What about Roy Blunt?


joe donahue 10.04.05 at 7:34 pm

”and though the masters
make the rules
for the wise men,and the fools
I got nothing Ma,to live up to”

bob dylan


JDC 10.05.05 at 2:35 am



reuben 10.05.05 at 6:58 am



Jeff 10.05.05 at 7:53 am

Hasenpfeffer Incorporated!


Uncle Kvetch 10.05.05 at 8:32 am

Just off the top of my head, Rove & Delay would make a perfect Lenny & Squiggy. I’m sure there’s more where that came from, but I’d better stop there…


tom-e-lee 10.05.05 at 10:59 am

Where’s a square for Sandy Berger stealing classified documents in his socks?

Oh wait, he’s a Democrat, so that’s ok.


R. U. Kidding 10.05.05 at 11:14 am

This listing is very vell done, however, it is very selective for the purpose of making a weak point. There have been scores of investigations and indictments of democrats. The REAL point that should be made is that political power is corrupting and that the only way to eliminate the corrupting influence of political power is to reduce political power, or at least disperse the political power to states, counties, cities, etc.


Uncle Kvetch 10.05.05 at 1:44 pm

Where’s a square for Sandy Berger stealing classified documents in his socks?

Well, for one thing, the “socks” part is pure fiction.

As the 8-Ball says, “Ask again later”–when you’ve got your facts straight.


djw 10.05.05 at 3:17 pm

You’ll have to excuse tom-e-lee; he misplaced the last several issues of his subscription to Right Wing Talking Points Monthly.


Uncle Kvetch 10.06.05 at 9:49 am

Hey…I just noticed something. Where’s our old friend, discredited fake reporter, and hunk o’ burnin’ love, Jeff/J.D. Gannon/Guckert? Doesn’t he deserve a square to call his own? Or have you people divorced yourselves from reality?



Roxanne 10.06.05 at 3:32 pm

I’m thoroughly impressed.

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