Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Justice Dept. and Rep. John Sweeney

People are wondering why the US Justice Department has investigated the financial records of Rep. John Sweeney (R-NY 20). According to this article in the Post Star, Rep. Sweeney's records were examined on the same day as those pols involved with lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Of course, Rep. Sweeney does not now, nor has he ever had any involvement with Jack Abramoff (along with most congressional Republicans). At least Mr. Sweeney was in good company because the records of Rep. Burns (R-MT), Tom Delay (R-TX), and Bob Ney (R-OH) were examined on the same day. If you don't know the history of those 3 guys you really are out of it.

Thanks to 20TrueBlue for bringing this to our attention because it sure isn't getting much national press.

Also see comments on this topic posted by The 10,000 Things.

1 comment:

lisa said...

Not only hasn't this gotten national press - it has barely gotten any local press. The Times Union hasn't even mentioned it yet. It looks like the Post Star is the only regional paper to have mentioned it at all. Hey they may not know the difference between permanent bases and permanent basis, but the Post Star knows when to report a scandal's brewing. As soon as it starts if not sooner, duh!