Truth to Power

Culture of corruption update

A few developments in the neverending march of crooked GOPers:

Frist’s Votes Found to Favor HCA Interests

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – An analysis of Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist’s voting record shows a pattern of supporting bills that benefit HCA Inc., the Nashville-based hospital company that’s been the foundation of the Frist family’s wealth.

“Because he owned so much stock in HCA … there is the appearance that any legislation that could help the company would have helped him financially,” said Mike Surrusco, ethics director for Common Cause, a nonpartisan watchdog group, which has called on the Senate ethics committee to reconsider whether Frist should be prohibited from voting on bills that could affect the fortunes of his family.</i>

Gee, ya think?

DeLay’s Money Laundering Charges Upheld

AUSTIN, Texas – Rep. Tom DeLay’s hopes of reclaiming his powerful position as House majority leader were dealt a blow when a judge dismissed a conspiracy charge but refused to throw out money-laundering allegations.

Poor Tom, won’t be able to run the House as his personal ATM.

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