Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Fair Game or out of hand Republican bashing?

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The below found here on the web

50 State Guide, Part 2
I'm going for the trifecta of postings today, but here you go...the long awaited Part 2 of the 50 State Guide to Republican Liars

California
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger: Ethics probe for accepting salary from 2 men's fitness magazines while governor, possible kickback from American Media publishing to Schwarzenegger charity and silence money to a woman who had an extramarital affair with Schwarzenegger. This probe may go criminal.

Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham: Pleaded guilty on charges of conspiracy to commit $2.4 million in bribary charges and fraud, and tax evasion.

Rep. Randy "Duke Cunningham: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has written a letter to Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL), asking for a bipartisan committee with experience in national security to investigate Cunningham's recent admissions of guilt in a criminal case plea bargain AND Pelosi asks that the committee determine whether or not Cunningham compromised national security or misused classified information in aiding contractors.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher: Tied to Abramoff scandal on loan papers. Recipient of contributions from Abramoff.

Rep. Doug Ose: Received contributions from Abramoff

Rep. Richard Pombo: Received contributions from Abramoff.

Rep. John Doolittle: Received contributions from Abramoff

Rep. Ed Royce: Received contributions from Abramoff.

Roland E. Arnall (CA), Bush Picks Ameriquest Owner: Firm's Lending Tactics Investigated

Katrina Leung, helped raise money and contributed to several other Republican campaigns:

Arrested April 2003 on charges of working for the Chinese government (Codename: Parlor Maid). Leung was alleged to have copied US secrets with intent of proving them to Chinese intelligence services. Read: Spy Case Dismissed for Misconduct: Plea Deal Silenced Defendant's Ex-Lover

Retired FBI agent James J. Smith: pleaded guilty to lying about the affair with Katrina Leung, during an FBI background review and agreed to cooperate with the government's investigation of Leung in exchange for the dropping of more serious charges of mail fraud and mishandling of classified documents. He was sentenced to 3 months' home confinement.

Read: Affidavit

US Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach): Used his influence to open doors in Washington for a Hollywood producer pitching a television show after the producer paid him a $23,000 option on a screenplay, records and interviews show.

US Congressman David Dreier: Closeted homosexual Republican who opposed civil rights for gay people.

Read: The Outing: David Dreier and his straight hypocrisy

Howard L. Brooks, Republican legislative aide and advisor to a California assemblyman: Charged with molesting a 12-year old boy and possession of child pornography. Read: Assemblyman's aide accused of molesting 12-year-old boy

Nicholas Elizondo, Republican director of the "Young Republican Federation": Molested his 6-year-old daughter and was sentenced to 6 years in prison. Read: Same old stuff from young Republicans

Republican Judge Ronald C. Kline: Placed under house arrest for child molestation and possession of child pornography. Read: Judge Facing Pornography Charges is Unopposed on Ballot

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger: Told a magazine in 1977 that he had a stripper girlfriend, hung out with prostitutes and engaged in group sex. In October 2003, the LA Times reported that several women said he forced himself on them, grabbing them and trying to pull off clothing.

Schwarzenegger didn't admit anything specific, but he didn't exactly proclaim his innocence either. "Wherever there is smoke, there is fire, " he said. "I have behaved badly sometimes."
Colorado

Colorado Republican Party: Received contributions from DeLay's ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff
Scott McInnis, former US Rep of Colorado: At the end of his term, left the House with more than $1 million in his campaign bank account from Abramoff.

Read: Abramoff Probe May Spur Move by Lawmakers to Rein in Lobbyists

Marilyn Musgrave (R-CO): Second term member of Congress. Ethical improprieties involve the misuse of official resources for political campaign activity and from abuse of franking privileges.

Received $30,000 contributions from DeLay's ARMPAC, linked to Abramoff which she refuses to return until DeLay is found guilty.

Read: Paccione criticizes Musgrave's finances
Larry D. Floyd (R-Denton County Constable): Arrested and charged with one count of soliciting for child prostitution, 3 counts of enticement of a child, and 3 counts of attempted sexual assault on a child.

Larry Jack Schwarz, Republican parole board officer and former Colorado state representative: Fired after child pornography was found in his possession.

Colorado Republican Party activist Randal David Ankeney: Charged with second sexual assault incident, following and arrest involving a 14-year-old girl he met in an Internet chat room.

Read: GOP Activist Accused of Assaulting Another Girl: Latest Alleged Assault Not Connected to Previous Case

Connecticut
Gov. John Rowland: Convicted, racketeering enterprise, imprisoned 2004.
Peter N. Ellef, Mr. Rowland's co-chief of staff: Pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit bribery.
William A. Tomasso, Mr. Ellef's close friend whose family's companies won more than $100 million in contracts under Mr. Rowland's administration: Pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit bribery.

Rep. Rob Simmons: Received contributions from Abramoff

Philip Giordano, former Republican mayor of Waterbury, CT: Convicted of forcing two 8 and 10 year old girls to perform oral sex on him. Sentenced to 37 years.

Read: Giordano Receives 37-Year Prison Sentence

Republican legislator Peter Dibble: Pleaded no contest to having an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old girl.

Read: Politician pleads no contest in child endangerment case

Delaware
Attorney General Jane Brady: Accused of helping MBNA Bank of Wilmington skirt campaign finance laws.

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