GOP Scandals Left and Right

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Okay, so let’s see. The House Majority Leader, a Republican, has just been indicted on charges of conspiracy. The Senate Majority Leader, a Republican, is under investigation for insider stock trading. The president’s right-hand man, a Republican, is under investigation for outing an undercover CIA agent and perhaps helped Tyco, a company whose CEO has been sent to prison for 25 years, gain a few special legislative favors in 2002. Then we have a top lobbyist, a key cog in the Republican network, possibly connected with a mob killing down in Florida.

Too many scandals to keep track of…

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