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Ney Likely To Be Indicted

by Pamela Leavey

Gannett News Service reports that Bob Ney is likely to “be indicted in an ongoing public corruption scandal, according to a fellow Republican congressman, Jim McCrery of Louisiana.”

Ney has been linked by prosecutors to Jack Abramoff, a former lobbyist who pleaded guilty to charges this week that include mail fraud, tax evasion and conspiracy to bribe public officials. He also is linked to Abramoff’s associate, Michael Scanlon, who pleaded guilty in November to conspiring to bribe a member of Congress and other public officials.

“He’ll probably be indicted,” McCrery speculated Friday.

Tomorrow, two public interest groups will join forces tomorrow to unveil more than $100K in new television, radio and billboard ads targeting Rep. Ney and Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Tex., on a conference call with reporters.

The groups, Campaign for America‚Äôs Future and Public Campaign Action Fund, will announce that the advertising campaign kicks-off a year-long effort designed to let the public know about the most corrupt Congress in recent history. Tom DeLay, Bob Ney and other powerful congressmen are caught in the middle of the worst corruption scandal to hit Washington since Watergate. Americans have suffered a stunning reversal of fortune at the pharmacy and the pump because of this corruption, and the policies that got us into this fix aren’t going to get us out.

One Response to “Ney Likely To Be Indicted”

  1. Although I like Josh Swanson’s Resolution for America more,
    these kinds of repetitive stories about more corruption, crimes and misdemeanors need some levity for maintaining sanity. Found this in my email…

    New Scientific Discovery

    As a result of a union between Political Science and Atomic Physics, a new element has been discovered by a major research institution. This discovery is of the heaviest element yet known to science. This new
    element has been named “Governmentium.” Government has one neutron, 12 assistant neutrons, 75 deputy neutrons, and 224 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.

    These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of particles called peons. Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert. However, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A minute amount of Governmentium causes one reaction to take over four days to complete, when it would normally take less than a second.

    Governmentium has a normal half-life of 4 years; it does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places. In fact, Governmentium’s mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganization will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes. This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a certain quantity in concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as “Critical Morass.”

    When catalyzed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium” – an element which radiates just as much energy as the Governmentium since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons.

    I now apologize to the millions of dedicated civil servants who do a wonderful job, with lousy pay and an undeserved public scorn. The majority of these problems are related to the people we are stupid enough to elect and the people they appoint.