Saturday, June 17, 2006

Jefferson Stripped of Powerful Position

Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) was stripped of his powerful House Ways & Means Committee seat on a voice vote Friday. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.) headed the effort to unseat her fellow Democratic colleague. Pelosi has been waging an election war with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) against Republicans alleging a "culture of corruption." The campaign has been hampered by an investigation of Jefferson that has resulted in the conviction of two people who have pled guilty to bribery-related charges involving the U.S. representative, the videotaping of Jefferson accepting $100,000 in $100 bills from an executive in an F.B.I. bribery sting operation,  and the subsequent discovery of $90,000 (purportedly with matching serial numbers) in Jefferson's freezer at his home in New Orleans.

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piperfromtn said...

Let's examine the mind of this ninny:
" Jefferson's freezer at his home in New Orleans..."="cold cash"
exam over.

He so crooked, you'd have to screw his pant legs on.

jakeho said...

Makes one think of Vanilla Ice's horrid rap song: Ice, Ice, Baby!

piperfromtn said...

Jefferson should be singing with the Japanese Prime Minister:
Halt Blake Hotear(Heart Break Hotel)
Jair House Lock.
Don't look now, but the cash has left the building(deep freezer, in this case).