The (Baker's) Dirty Dozen
It's been a few days since the last update, but I haven't stopped tracking Republican scandals. Indeed, as I predicted, the list is growing (although I can't believe there isn't more going on in Congress. Sheesh, all I can find is theft, bribery and creative bookkeeping. Help me out here!)
Anyway, the (Baker's) Dirty Dozen, as it stants today.
1. Cheney's secret Energy Task Force
2. Ashcroft's illegal campaign contributions in 2000
3. The Boeing-Air Force tanker leases
4. Haliburton in Iraq
5. Haliburton in Nigeria
6. The Valerie Plame outing
7. The deliberate withholding of information about the Medicare bill costs
8. Daniel Montgomery, Executive Director of the Air Transportation Stabilization Board, accepting improper gifts from airlines.
9. John Korsmo, Federal Housing Finance Board chair and his wife Michelle, for illegal involvement in political fundraising from bankers who did business with the FHFB.
10. The retaliatory discharge of Parks Police Chief Teresa Chambers in violation of Title 5 whistleblower protections.
11. Senate Judiciary Committee computer theft.
12. The Nick Smith bribe
13. The DeLay Texas fundraising scandal
Again, this just scratches the surface of the evil doers among the governing Republicans in Washington, but these are the cases I think most likely to end up producing civil or criminal penalties, or at least driving people out of their jobs (a fate some of those mentioned have already suffered).
And as always, your suggestions for further expansion of the list are encouraged.