Thursday, September 29, 2005

The Hill: Dems decry 'culture of corruption,' silent on Schakowsky's husband Robert Creamer

Yesterday, as virtually everyone who follows politics knows, House Majority Leader Tom DeLay was indicted for allegedly committing various fundraising misdeeds.

As expected, top Democratic leaders spoke out on what House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called a "culture of corruption" among Republicans.

From The Hill:

Jan Schakowsky, Democrat from Illinois commented:

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) said she was glad that Republicans had followed their rules and required DeLay to step down. “He’s done what the rules require, and I’m happy to see that,” she said.

Schakowsky's husband, political consultant Robert Creamer, recently pleaded guilty to check-kiting and tax fraud charges. He committed these crimes while running the "pro-consumer" Illinois Public Action Council.

No word from Pelosi, et. al, on the "culture of corruption" within the senior House leadership of the Democrats. And Schakowsky, one of the Dems' deputy whips, is a member of the Democratic House leadership.

Jan's hubby Creamer was no "Mr. Mom," as he worked on political campaigns for powerful Democrats including Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, and western Illinois Congressman Lane Evans.

Oh, from the same article, just too good not to mention:

Mike Malaise, a campaign manager for former Rep. Nick Lampson (D-Texas), who is challenging DeLay, said the indictment showed DeLay had not been doing work for his Sugar Land district.

Wow, Malaise! Well, with a last name like that, you know where he stands!

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