Hail The Conquering Hero
By Paul Kiel - January 5, 2007, 11:29 AM
On the same day that the 110th Democratic-led Congress convenes with a plan to immediately pass lobbyist and ethics reforms, the Congressional Black Caucus Thursday gave a standing ovation to Rep. William Jefferson, the Louisiana Democrat who faces an FBI probe into bribery allegations.
"The haters... and negative nabobs...the people who spoke against him couldn't prevail against the people who spoke for him," Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, master of ceremonies for the CBC's celebratory event, said Thursday morning.
Yeah, let's see if he says that when Jefferson is indicted. He's a crook, why make him into a hero? Because he's black?
posted by Steve @ 12:09:00 AM