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Monday, May 22, 2006


The definition of brazen:

"Marked by flagrant and insolent audacity. See Synonyms at shameless."

From the Washington Post:

"Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.), the target of a 14-month public corruption probe, was videotaped accepting $100,000 in $100 bills from a Northern Virginia investor who was wearing an FBI wire, according to a search warrant affidavit released yesterday.

A few days later, on Aug. 3, 2005, FBI agents raided Jefferson's home in Northeast Washington and found $90,000 of the cash in the freezer, in $10,000 increments wrapped in aluminum foil and stuffed inside frozen-food containers, the document said."

Jefferson should step aside...immediately. This is an absurd case of abusing power. It's something that any Democrat should not stand. If we are going to make corruption an issue this election cycle, we have to be serious about dealing with our own. The overall corruption still tilts in the Republican's favor but don't sweep this under the rug.

Unless there is some evidence that Jefferson can produce, his stepping down would allow the Democrats a chance to heal.

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