Truth to Power

What a busy day

Well, the week certainly got off to a bang…

Bush Official Arrested in Corruption Probe

R. Jeffrey Smith and Susan Schmidt

The Bush administration’s top federal procurement official resigned Friday and was arrested yesterday, accused of lying and obstructing a criminal investigation into Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff’s dealings with the federal government. It was the first criminal complaint filed against a government official in the ongoing corruption probe related to Abramoff’s activities in Washington.

And this:

FEC Sues Pro-Republican Political Group

SHARON THEIMER

WASHINGTON – Federal election officials on Monday sued a political group to try to force it to comply with campaign finance limits, the first lawsuit of its kind to arise from controversial big-money fundraising during the 2004 elections.

The Federal Election Commission filed a complaint in U.S. District Court in Washington against the Club for Growth. The pro-Republican group spent at least $21 million in the 2003-04 election cycle.</i>

And finally, the Big Apple doesn’t seem to like free speech:

NYPD Unplugs Cindy Sheehan

Sarah Ferguson

Cindy Sheehan may be the Rosa Parks of the anti-war movement. But that didn’t stop members of the New York Police Department from marching into the crowd of about 150 people gathered in Union Square Monday to hear her speak and yanking away the microphone.

The NYPD pulled the plug just as Sheehan was calling on the audience not to lose heart in the fight to end the war in Iraq. </i>

What a busy day. As an aside, doesn’t it seem as if the wheels are (belatedly) coming off the Bush bandwagon? Good riddance to bad rubbish.


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