A List of Prominent Democrats in Trouble
- Senator Dodd, Chairman of Senate Finance Committee, (preferential mortgage treatment)
- Tom Daschle, nominee for Secy. of HHS, tax evasion.
- Rep. Rangel, Chairman of House Ways and Means Committee, Taxes.
- Blagojevich,Governor of Illinois, selling a Senate seat.
- Richardson, Governor of New Mexico, Obama Cabinet pick, grand jury investigation.
- Spitzer, Mayor of New York, hiring a prostitute.
- Larry Langford, Mayor of Birmingham (2008). Indicted for bribery.
- Marion Barry, former Mayor of Washington (2009)(current City Councilor). Failure to file income taxes (his cocaine conviction was a long time ago).
- Sam Adams, Mayor of Portland, Oregon (2009). Homosexual relations with a teenager.
- Kwame Kilpatrick, Detroit Mayor (2008). Charged with perjury, obstruction of justice and official misconduct stemming from a sex scandal and a whistle-blower lawsuit
- Sheila Dixon, Mayor of Baltimore (2009) indicted for perjury, theft, misconduct in office.
- Bernie Madoff (2008).
- William Jefferson (D-La). Racketeering, soliciting bribes, money laundering
- Attorney-General nominee Eric Holder (2008). (Marc Rich pardon, Puerto Rican terrorist pardon, testimony under oath that he'd not heard of Rich when in fact his office had litigated against a Rich company in 1995, while Rich was on the 10 Most Wanted list)
- Treasury nominee: Geithner (2008). Cheating on taxes.
An earlier post said this:
A WSJ op-ed made me realize that the list of post-election scandals has gotten amazingingly long. What good timing luck the Democrats have had!
We might include the Acorn, Minnesota recount, and Ohio plumber-disclosure small-fry Democratss.
Name That Party is a website that looks at new stories about politicians in trouble with attention to whether their party affiliation is mentioned (yes, if Republican) or not (if Democratic).
There are some Reublicans too, but fewer and less prominent (Senator Stevens being the exception):
- Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) 2008 False statements on Senate disclosure forms
- Rick Renzi (R-Ariz.) 2008 Extortion, wire fraud, money laundering
- Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) 2007 Bathroom homosexual solicitation
- Bob Ney (R-Ohio) 2007. Trading political favors for gifts. Convicted, sentenced to 2.5 years in prison
- Don Young (R-Alaska) 2008. "Under investigation". Four separate federal investigations: a $10 million earmark for a road in Florida, assistance to convicted VECO executive Bill Allen, ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff, financial relationship with indicted businessman Dennis Troha.
- Vito J. Fossella (R-NY) (2008). Drunk driving, adultery.
- Joseph L. Bruno former New York Senate Majority Leader for New York: indicted for mail fraud, January 2009.
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