Thursday, February 02, 2006

A New King Of The Corruption Hill Announced

Rep. John Boehner steps to the front, winning the election as house majority leader, 122-109.

The good news is the Republicans didn't elect someone tainted by Tribal money, or Defense Contractor Money. The bad news is he is tainted by Tobacco industry money. (He is also an Ohio Repubican, something else to be concerned about)

Mr. Boehner took it upon himself to begin handing out money from tobacco lobbyists to certain of his colleagues on the House floor.

It is sad, but not a suprise, that the republicans could not find a viable canidate without a serious stench of corruption.



Anonymous said...

Just another one in the back pockets of the rich. The Republican party is corrupt beyond repair.

BadTux said...

Uhm, actually he *IS* tainted with tribal money. Which makes this all the more confusing. Let's see. You got a guy resigning in due to perceived corruption. And then you elect a guy who last got kicked out of the House leadership for, err, percieved corruption, and furthermore is tied to the current ongoing corruption case...

Do Republicans have a death wish, or do they know something we don't know?!

- Badtux the Puzzled Penguin

barryg said...

I find it intresting that the first vote had to be discarded because there were more votes cast than people in the room. Could the vote counting virus migrate from Florida all the way to D.C.?