Thursday, May 18, 2006

GOP Culture of Corruption Indeed [Updated]

Book'em Danno! [BUMP] This list has seen many new additions since I first posted it 4-26. Please steal this list. Email it. Post it. Let it be known.

The ever-expanding list of Republicans mired in scandal, just in the past year or so.

The GOP List of Shame

Abramoff and Rep. Tom Delay (R-TX)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/30/AR2005123001480_pf.html
http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/000182.php

Abramoff and Rep. John Doolittle (R-CA)
http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2005/12/26/news/top_stories/01doolittle.txt
http://tpmmuckraker.com/doolittle.php

Abramoff and Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/28/AR2006042801879_pf.html
http://www.ohio.com/mld/ohio/news/14263285.htm
http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/cats/bob_ney/

Abramoff and Sen Conrad Burns (R-MT)
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060426/NEWS01/604260303/1002
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12227763/site/newsweek/
http://tpmmuckraker.com/burns.php

Abramoff and Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL)
http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/14605795.htm

Abramoff and Rep. Dana Rohrabaker (R-CA)
http://thinkprogress.org/2006/01/10/rohrabacher-abramoff/
http://www.eritreadaily.net/News0306/article0306261.htm

Abramoff and Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX)
http://www.citizensforethics.org/press/newsrelease.php?view=116

Abramoff and Rep. Don Young, (R-AK)
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2006-02-10-abramoff_x.htm
http://tpmmuckraker.com/young.php

Abramoff and Rep. Richard W. Pombo (R-CA)
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/29/washington/29pombo.html?ex=1303963200&en=e1f05b7b09e0f3d2&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss
http://www.californiachronicle.com/articles/viewArticle.asp?articleID=8078

Abramoff and Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ)
http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/1223hayworth23.html
http://www.jackinthehouse.org/characters/details.php?view=19
http://www.dccc.org/news/20050628_hayworth/

Abramoff and Rep. Steven LaTourette, (R-OH)
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2006-02-10-abramoff_x.htm

Abramoff and Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, (R-WV)
http://www.dailymail.com/news/News/2006060118/
http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/000824.php

Abramoff and DeLay, Doolittle, Ney, Rohrabacher
http://www.hillnews.com/thehill/export/TheHill/Comment/JoshMarshall/081705.html

Sen Bill Frist (R-TN)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/23/AR2005092301811.html
http://thinkprogress.org/frist-stock-timeline/

Sen Conrad Burns (R-MT)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13191097/
http://www.billingsgazette.net/articles/2006/04/23/news/state/25-post.txt
http://tpmmuckraker.com/burns.php

Sen Rick Santorum (R-PA)
http://www.prospect.org/web/page.ww?section=root&name=ViewPrint&articleId=11174
http://www.citizensforethics.org/press/pressclip.php?view=1827

Sen John Thune (R-SD)
http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/articles/2005/07/08/news/local/news04.txt
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=John_Thune

Sen George Voinovich (R-OH)
http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050403/NEWS24/504030349
http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_bob_fitr_050731_dramatic_new_charges.htm

Gov Taft (R) and Ohio Coingate
http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_bob_fitr_050731_dramatic_new_charges.htm
http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-5746148,00.html

Ky. Gov Ernie Fletcher (R)
http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/14556190.htm
http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050831/EDIT01/508310315/1020/EDIT
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/kentuckydocket.php#fletcher

FL Governor Jeb Bush (R)
http://www.sunlightfoundation.com/node/878
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/politics/content/state/epaper/2006/06/29/a8a_jeb_0629.html

MS. Gov. Haley Barbour (R)
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/04/28/ap/politics/mainD8H8SGRG0.shtml
http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/000496.php

MO Gov. Matt Blunt (R)
http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/14455281.htm
http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/stlouiscitycounty/story/C285106A642E7FD28625718C0018139C?OpenDocument

Rep Tom Delay (R-TX)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12141276/
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/28/AR2005092800270.html

Rep. Dennis Hastert (R-IL)
http://www.sunlightfoundation.com/node/793
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0606150161jun15,1,5615560,print.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed&ctrack=1&cset=true
http://blogs.abcnews.com/theblotter/2006/05/federal_officia.html
http://thinkprogress.org/2006/05/24/hastert-being-investigated-by-the-fbi/

Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)
http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-na-calvert15may15,0,6997713,full.story?coll=la-home-headlines

Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI)
http://www.citizensforethics.org/press/newsrelease.php?view=131

Rep Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-CA)
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20050702/news_1n2duke.html
http://tpmmuckraker.com/cunningham.php

Rep. Virgil Goode (R-VA)
http://loper.org/~george/archives/2006/Mar/972.html
http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/007125.php

Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/11/AR2006051101881.html
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/politics/20051223-9999-lz1n23lewis.html
http://pogoblog.typepad.com/pogo/2006/05/wilkes_and_the_.html
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-lewis11may11,0,2817251.story?coll=la-home-headlines
http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/cats/jerry_lewis/

Rep Michael G. Oxley (R-OH)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/18/AR2006041800987.html?nav=rss_politics

Rep. John Doolittle (R-CA)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/10/AR2006071001164.html
http://tpmmuckraker.com/doolittle.php

Rep. Richard W. Pombo (R-CA)
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/29/washington/29pombo.html?ex=1303963200&en=e1f05b7b09e0f3d2&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss
http://www.beyonddelay.org/summaries/pombo.php
http://www.dccc.org/pombo/

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA)
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20051204-9999-1n4adcs.html

Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-OH)
http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/politics/14275670.htm
http://www.swingstateproject.com/2005/07/oh-2_jean_schmi.php

Rep. Charles Taylor (R-NC)
http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/cats/charles_taylor/

Rep. Katherine Harris ’06 Sen candidate (R-Fla)
http://www.sptimes.com/State/82598/Harris_backed_bill_ai.html
http://www.tbo.com/news/metro/MGBM27UOPME.html
http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/cats/katherine_harris/

Rep. Curt Weldon (R-PA)
http://www.harpers.org/sb-curt-weldon-kim-employment.html

Rep. John Sweeney (R-NY)
http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/000158.php

Rep. Tom Reynolds (R-NY)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/22/AR2006042200995.html?nav=rss_politics

Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-CA)
http://pogoblog.typepad.com/pogo/energy_environment/index.html
http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/000355.php
http://www.dccc.org/stakeholder/archives/004612.html

Ralph Reed ’06 Lt Gov Candidate (R-GA)
http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB114548590969830492-KX98zvSUWRHqye46SjeFOdagWUQ_20070419.html?mod=blogs
http://tpmmuckraker.com/reed.php

ex-IL Gov. George Ryan Sr (R)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-0604180306apr18,1,6246344.story?coll=chi-news-hed

I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Jr
Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to Vice President
http://www.slate.com/id/2128530/
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=I._Lewis_Scooter_Libby

HUD Secretary Alfonso Jackson
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/09/AR2006050901593.html
http://thinkprogress.org/2006/05/10/jackson-unethical/

Interior Secretary Gale Norton
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/17/AR2005111701682.html
http://denverpostbloghouse.com/washington/?p=367

Whitehouse OMB Official David Safavian
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/19/AR2005091901859.html
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2005-10-05-official-indicted_x.htm
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/20/AR2006062001626.html

Whitehouse Chief Domestic-Policy Adviser Claude Allen
http://www.slate.com/id/2138116/fr/nl/
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/24/AR2006042401825.html

Ex-F.D.A. Comissioner Lester M. Crawford
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/29/washington/29fda.html?ex=1303963200&en=9c06cfc1730afb55&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss

DHS Chief Financial Officer Nominee David Norquist
http://public.cq.com/public/20060508_homeland.html
http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/000619.php

Whitehouse Prostitute/Shill Jeff Gannon/Jim Guckart (lol)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A27730-2005Feb15.html
http://americablog.blogspot.com/2005/02/man-called-jeff.html

& I know Jeffylube is over a year old now but how could I leave him out of the mix? ;p

http://www.bugmenot.com/ can help you get around many of the Reg Req sites.

Please steal this list. Email it. Post it. Let it be known.

Did I miss anyone? Any new developments? Also, please leave me a comment to let me know if any of the links are dead. (Look for this list to be updated frequently. I've added 3 more names within 2 hours of first posting it)

I have been trying to keep up with it all, and as you can see it's been no small task, and this list only includes those Governors, Federal and Executive Branch officials mired in scandals that I can put a name to. It doesn't (yet?) include anyone connected to the NH Phone-Jamming election tampering, Misuse of intel to lead us to war (SSCI phase II), failures of Katrina, illegal domestic spying/wiretapping scandals, or the rest of the players in the CIA leak case.

Clearly the entire Republican party is morally bankrupt. It's no wonder the GOP-led Congress refuses to do any oversight on the Executive branch. They are all up to their waists in deep shit themselves. Those members not already mired in scandal are just as guilty by their complacency in not ever standing up and asking for hearings and oversight on those that are.

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