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Friday, March 10, 2006

More on Harry "Culture of Corruption" Reid

Harry loves to harp on how corrupt the Republicans are. Frankly, if it weren't just a cheap political stunt I'd have no problem agreeing with him. The problem is that Harry won't admit that corruption is a bipartisan problem. Most prominently, Reid famously denied wrongdoing in connection with the Jack Abramoff scandal, while attacking Republicans whose involvement with Abramoff was substantially identical.

Anyway, from today's Review-Journal: Rhodes settles federal case.

Jim Rhodes is a Las Vegas developer who just made a deal in a federal investigation into illegal campaign donations to two Democrats.

"Rhodes gave $27,000 to Herrera and $10,000 to Reid through 14 employees of his companies and two of the employees' spouses. Herrera and Reid must give those amounts to the federal treasury."


To be fair, I'll point out that an FEC probe cleared Reid of wrong-doing. Reid says he didn't know the money was donated illegally, and I have no reason to doubt him. But a) it seems like Reid has this habit of frequently popping up in the news in connection with money scandals, and b) I seriously doubt Reid would be as understanding if it were a Republican who had taken the tainted money.