Friday, September 23, 2005

Cockroaches Caught in the Light

Senator Bill Frist's hugely advantageous sale of stock from his "blind trust" has generated lots of interest. See here and here.

Evidence of the web of connections and influence peddling between Jack Abramoff and Karl Rove continues to grow. TPM has extensive coverage as the light gets shined into dark corners in the White House.

The most disgusting part of all these revelations is the pervasive and perverse epidemic of corruption that is coming to light. It's not just Delay, Ney, Cunningham, etc. It is the Senate Majority Leader. It is the most influential senior aide to the President of the United States.

Just a note - CNN reported last night that resigned FEMA Director, Michael Brown is still drawing a check from the agency. Wouldn't we have been better off, if we had just paid Brown not to come to work and promoted a professional from within to run the thing. That way, at least, the Bush patronage game wouldn't have cost so many lives.