Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Democratic Disgrace: Louisiana's William Jefferson

Having taken our shots at several Republican legislators recently, we think it's only fair to point out an major lapse in judgment on the other side of the aisle.

We are sorry to report that the voters of Louisiana's Second District returned Democratic Rep. William J. Jefferson to office in a special run-off election December 9. Congressman Jefferson, as you may recall, is under FBI investigation for corruption. Federal agents reportedly found $90,000 in cash wrapped and stored in Jefferson's freezer. Nevertheless, Jefferson has not been charged with any crime—not yet, anyway.

We haven't lived in Louisiana's Second District and, like Will Rogers, we only know what we read in the papers. But the details we've seen are more than enough to convince us that the voters were wrong: Jefferson should have been voted out of Congress.

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