Tuesday, November 29, 2005

A Political Quiz

What do the following people have in common?

Randy "Duke" Cunningham
Tom DeLay
William Jefferson
Bob Ney
Bill Frist
"Scooter" Libby

It looks like a list of thug names to me, and that might not be a bad guess. But the correct answer is that all these men are either being investigated for various wrongdoings or have been found guilty of them. Some of them may turn out to be innocent, of course. But not Randy Cunningham who just pleaded guilty to accepting bribes of at least 2.4 million dollars.

All these men are also politicians, and with the exception of William Jefferson (who is a Democrat), wingnut politicians. As the Republicans are selling themselves as the moral party it is truly spectacular that the list also includes several of the top wingnuts in the country.