Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Culture of Corruption, White House edition

According to Title 18, Part I, Chapter 29, Section 595 of the US code, a US employee cannot use "his official authority for the purpose of interfering with, or affecting, the nomination or the election of any candidate for the office of ...  Member of the Senate...." Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) says that that is exactly what the Obama administration did when, allegedly, it offered a "high-ranking" government job to Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) to persuade him not to run for Senate against incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) in the Democratic primary.

PREVIOUSLY on Arlen Specter:
Specter: Another Bush mistake

PREVIOUSLY on the subject of corruption:
Which state has the most corrupt Democrats: NY or Illinois?
Democrats and ill-gotten gains
Corruption loses a key advocate
Dems, taxes, and hypocrisy
How to buy a congressman
Poll: Dems think it OK to cheat on taxes
Obama and Tony Rezko
Democrats and taxes
How to buy a judge
How Al Sharpton buys his political contributions
Corruption at the World Bank
Speaker Pelosi and Sen. Feinstein: how their husbands benefit from government contracts
The rules apply only to other people
Rep. Kagen investigated by FDA
Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) under an ethics cloud

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