Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Surprise--a Dirty Louisiana Democrat!
As a card-carrying member of the ACLU, I'm a bit concerned about the FBI busting into Congressman's Jefferson's offices and raiding them.
But not really. The Feds have tons of evidence against this guy, including video of him taking a bribe from an informant, and the bills they gave that informant to give to Jefferson were stashed in a freezer at Jefferson's house. I think that's probably cause to raid any office or property he may use. His claim that this raid violates the separation of powers is nonsense. The Executive enforces laws passed by the Congress. Taking bribes is illegal. The Executive can now do what it has to do to put a dirty Congressman away, ideally for a long time.
The sudden protestations against an out-of-control Executive Branch by the likes of Dennis Hastert simply mean they don't want anyone looking into their own corrupt activities.