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Open Mouth, Insert Size 17 Rollerskate: Alan Mollohan Steps Down

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It is inconceivable how a political party as organized and established as the Democrats can continue to exist with the multitude of blatant faux pas! I am once again not stunned at the latest headlines that have yet another high-ranking Congressmen stepping down from his post. U.S. Rep. Alan Mollohan, D-W.Va., the top Democrat on the House ethics committee, abandoned his post in order to “defend his financial conduct”.

How very Tom Delay-ish. I am not a proponent of the Republican party, nor am I tilting to ‘port’ on my axis, I just believe that foul politics are just that, foul. Why, oh why, can a man on an “ethics comittee” allow himself to be outed like this? I did not ask how, for I know the answer there; it is politics. Rather I ask why. Why does the Democratic Party so eloquently self-destruct every single time? How is it that this party of foibles can continue to be the GOP’s best friend, every single time?

It was reported a couple of weeks ago that Mollohan apparantly guided millions of dollars toward some non-profit groups in his district. The Wall Street Journal says a good portion of that went clandestinely into related campaign contribution organizations. While a Democratic leader said that Rep. Mollohan stepped down with pressure from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, she is quoted as saying,

The allegations against Congressman Mollohan originate from the National Legal and Policy Center, which engages in highly partisan attacks on Democrats. The attacks are an attempt to deflect attention from the long list of Republican criminal investigations, indictments, plea agreements and resignations which have resulted from the reported long-term and extensive criminal enterprise run out of House Republican leadership offices.

Too little, too late. Damage done, wipe a good portion of the slate clean for the GOP. Contrary to some beliefs, I am not a staunch fan of the Democratic party, quite the opposite. It is stunts like this that have forced me to choose the lesser of two evils in all too many elections. I want to believe, I want things to get better. I truly feel the GOP, and the Bush administration are wrong in their platform, wrong in their tactics, and wrong for their deceptions. Yet here we are on the other side of a very tarnished coin. I truly wish that an Independent party could have a real chance of doing more than just being the spoiler for whomever is the weaker of these monolithic moron parties at the moment.

My question is, can America take on any of its larger issues in an election without prior multinational corporate influence? Is the dream really just a dream? Wouldn’t it be nice if, say, the Governor’s race in Texas could be a model for a national venue? One where the weakest link, the Dems in Texas for example, would just simply step away and let history take it’s course? Wishful thinking, I know, but back to my point. The world laughed and screamed when Dick Cheney shot his friend in the face. I am much more taken aback with the accuracy with which the Democratic party has shot itself in the foot.

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  • billy

    its just a rt wing group making a charge. they wont release the report because they dont have one. its not criminal like delay, duke, safavian, libby, rove, ney abramoff,

    those are CRIMES.

    this is a non starter.

    when he gets indicted let me know.

  • Uh, if there was nothing to this, he wouldn’t have stepped down.

    Wild-eyed and baseless charges do not lead one to resign a high-ranking post in an election year. Credible charges of serious misconduct do.

  • RJ, unfortunately, you are probably correct.

  • Mike

    IF it’s no big deal, why did he step down? I think most Americans are tired of politics like this, whether it be Democrat or Republican…

    When are we going to get truly honest people??

    No personal gain?? How about the thousands, maybe millions of political contributions? How about the large salaries of the executives in these non-profits??

  • We are going to get truly honest people when we stop pimping our precious vote to the powers that be for special interests.