Culture of Corruption? Republicans do the right thing.
Not long after, a Republican congressman, Duke Cunningham, was found to have accepted vast amounts of bribes. Democrats rejoiced in his downfall.
Yet, now, it seems that the tables have turned. Democratic Representative William J. Jefferson is now being charged of bribery, with video evidence as well as being caught with $90,000 in his freezer. The evidence seems pretty clear, but now Democrats are demanding that noone dare claim he is guilty until after any sort of investigation and trial. Oh, the hypocrisy.
With these serious charges against Jefferson, are Republicans dancing in the streets? No, they are concerned about his rights being violated. They are concerned about the method in which the FBI searched Representative Jefferson's office. Bill Frist, the Senate Majority leader said he 'had concerns about the constitutionality of the search and was seeking a legal opinion.' This is quite a contrast to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's statements regarding Tom DeLay, "Mr. DeLay's departure from Congress is one piece of the changes needed to end the Republican culture of corruption."
I am so enthused by the mature response that is being made by Republicans. They have not jumped to any conclusions, and despite the slander that has been slung at them by many Democrats, they remain logical and concerned about real issues. They are taking the high road, and reaffirming my choice to be a member of the Grand Ole' Party.