How about another quickie dip in the GOP cesspool to check out some of the filth floating around in there, huh?
Late last month, Carey Lee Cramer, 44, took the stand to defend himself against the charges of incestuous aggravated child sexual assault
including fondling and intercourse. Cramer, a political consultant, gained noteriety when he released an anti-Gore television spot during the 2000 campaign. The ad showed a nine-year-old girl picking daisies; she was a child who was living with the Cramer family at the time...and she was the object of his abuse for seven years, starting when she was EIGHT. he also molested another girl of about the same age, this one a RELATIVE. Eight years old?!? What kind of sickness would make an adult male do something to horrible?
Representative Jim Galley, running for Congress as a "pro-traditional family" candidate, was married to two women simultaneously
from 1982 to 1990. Now, I don't know about you, but this doesn't sound a whole lot like MY traditional family; my father only had one wife. Galley was also accused by one of them of physical abuse and defaulting on child support payments. Yep, a real "family values" kinda guy, all right!
Good news from the Department of Defense! Charles Lynch, a Defense Information Systems Agency official who was arrested on a charge of child pornography,
has had the charges dropped. The investigation is continuing, however...
There's a campaign manager--Republican, of course!--in the state of Arizona, who's taken charge of the election bid of US House candidate Randy Graf. His name is Steve Aiken
and he's a former Quakerstown, Pennsylvania police officer and a self-proclaimed reverend. He's also a former child molester. Back in 1995, this piece of garbage was convicted of two counts of corruption of a minor stemming from relationships with not one but TWO underage girls...for which he served time at Montgomery County Correctional. He has a radio show basec out of Tuscon called--ready?--"Straight From the Hip." he was once communications director for the Traditional values Coalition which represents 43,000 churches committed to the eradication of gay rights...and Harry Potter.
No, I'm not kidding.
John J. Collins, 57, was a music teacher at an Eatontown, NJ middle school who was named Teacher of the Year...except it just so haqppened he was molesting a 15-year-old girl that same year.
He also abused a 13-year-old girl four years earlier; this bounder is a serial offender. He admitted these things in court back in December, pleading guilty to two counts of second degree sexual assault and one charge of witness tampering. In exchange for the guilty plea, Prosecutor Thomas Filcher recommended a reduced prison sentence of ten years. (Reduced? Whoa! From what?!?) Collins served on the local Borough Council for over 20 years, a Republican. Naturally.
So how sick are these rightwads really? I mean, there's probably no way to plumb the depths of their depravity...but indicted former vice-presidential chief-of-staff Irving Lewis Libby gives us some preliminary indications. You see, this perverted pustule wrote a book called The Apprentice.
In it, he describes--in disgustingly graphic detail, mind you!--the sickest combination of beastiality and pedophilia I do believe I've ever heard tell of: Bears being induced to have sex with ten-year-old girls. If we're very, very lucky, Patrick Fitzgerald's charges will keep this sorry Scooter off the streets fo a long, long time.
Let us take our leave of these bleak mortal sinners for the tome being--it's REALLY starting to get to me--and peek into some good old fashioned down and dirty GOP hypocrisy plus the corruption that is never very far from the surface in their world. Not only are they lechers and sybarites, they're plain, simple liars and thieves and bullies, too. (No, they have no redeeming qualities...)
As of May 18th, the Federal Bureau of Investigation began probing General Michael Moseley,
the highest ranking officer in the US Air Force along with his predecessor, General John Jumper, for their malfeasance in the handling of a nearly $50 million contract fir the Thunderbirds precision flying team. They apparently helped steer the contract to one of their cronies, General Hal Hornburg. If you thoiught that the Joint Chiefs of Staff might somehow be exempt from the widespread smarm and swindling wrought by this blighted administration...think again.
It took a while after the downfall of Representative Randy "Duke" Cunningham, but the spotlight of justice is finally focussing upon his fellow Californian, Rep. Jerry Lewis, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.
Subpoenas have already been issued by the US Attorney's office in Los Angeles. His connections to Brent Wilkes and former Rep. Bill Lowery--now a lobbyist--are going to be examined in light of millions of dollars in earmarks for fiendishly expensive Pentagon weapons systems. This is going to get good in a hurry...just in time for Lewis' reelection bid for the November vote.
Ralph Reed, founder of the Christian Coalition and once referred to as the "Right Hand of God" by Time Magazine, is in trouble right up to his boyish eyebrows.
He's trying to run for lieutenant governor of the state of Georgia...but his close ties to "Black Death" Jack Abramoff are rather getting in the way. You see, he was paid MILLIONS by the ubiquitous Mr. A for mobilizing pastors and their congregations to bombard Texas legislators with calls, letters and e-mails denouncing gambling while Abramoff was working the other end of the street. This is how Republicans play politics: They cheat. Reed also helped defeat a state lottery and video poker in Alabama. Here we plainly have a pious pretender whose only God is Mammon, who has no morals or scruples whatever...and who--Praise the Lord!--is unlikely to be elected.
Another former aid to "Black" Jack pleaded guilty last month.
Roger Stillwell, desk officer for the Mariana Islands at the US Department of the Interior, was charged with false certification. (You may also recall that Gale Norton, Secretary of the Interior, resigned very recently; you may be sure that this had a great deal to do with it.) This is a very special--and very ominous!--development in that it marks the first time the White House has been implicated in the Abramoff misdeeds. It must be kept in mind that he was a president of the College Republicans and maintained a strictly partisan policy in his dealings. In fact, his stated goal was "to remove Democrats from power permanently." So whenever you hear that this is a scandal involving both sides of the aisle--and you most certainly WILL hear it!--remember it's a flat-out lie because the cheap-labor conservatives are frantically desperate to get out from under the weight of this all-consuming investigation. The GOP is going to lie, they're going to distort and they're going to propagandize; they're guilty as sin and they know it.
Speaking of pleading guilty, another of diseased Tommy DeLay's cronies did it
back in March. Tony Rudy, former deputy chief-of-staff, admitted conspiring with--you guessed it!--"Black" Jack Abramoff. before this thing is all over, there might not be a single member of DeLay's team still loose!
Remember Bernard Kerik, the bluff, blustering turkey appointed by President Loser to head up the Department of Homeland Security before all the feces hit the fan? Well, Bad Bernie was arrested and booked
on the last day of last month for accepting bribes. He faced a possible felony indictment, but chose to chicken out and plead guilty to two misdemeanor charges which will require him to pay almost a quarter of a million dollars in fines. What a stinking slime-sucker...
And, in the most corrupt Republican state in the union, four GOP suckfish pleaded no contest in an Ohio ethics case.
Lucas County Commissioner Maggie Thurber, Toledo councilwoman Betty Schultz, former Toledo Mayor Donna Owens and former Ohio Representative are the bad broads who were fined for failure to report political gifts. Naughty, naughty!
I swear, I don't believe there's an honest Republican anywhere in the country...do you?