Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The Growing GOP List of Shame

One of the most exciting things about Les Enragés.org is the fact that we are one of the most commenter-friendly blogs anywhere. Not only have we tweaked Haloscan to provide an open look and reduced eyestrain by colouring the background judiciously, but we love our thread denizens to the point that their ideas often make it into posts, and on a number of occasions their comments have even become posts.

Well, this post may be the sine qua non of that principle. A commenter known as Macaca Doodle Doo has presented us with the idea of updating the famous List of Shame provided by Sans-culotte (our blogspiration, if you didn't already know that) in one of his greatest posts of all time. He has even provided us with an updated linklist so that we can present the result to you. A normal hat-tip being inadequate, I have taken the extraordinary measure of donning a yarmulke, a ballcap, a toque, a fedora and a stetson, just so that I could tip them all in succession. (Note: since the method of presentation will cause your browser to 'go wide', all links are below the fold.)

Without further ado, I present the updated
GOP CULTURE OF CORRUPTION LIST OF SHAME:

HOUSE SCANDALS:

Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-CA)
http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/000355.php
http://pogoblog.typepad.com/pogo/energy_environment/index.html
http://www.dccc.org/stakeholder/archives/004612.html
Rep. Roy Blunt (R-MO)
http://www.beyonddelay.org/summaries/blunt.php
Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)
http://www.beyonddelay.org/summaries/calvert.php
Rep. Chris Cannon (R-UT)
http://www.beyonddelay.org/summaries/cannon.php
Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-CA)
http://tpmmuckraker.com/cunningham.php
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20050702/news_1n2duke.html
Rep. Tom Delay (R-TX),
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12141276/
http://tpmmuckraker.com/delay.php
http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/000182.php
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/30/AR2005123001480_pf.html
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/28/AR2005092800270.html
Rep. John Doolittle (R-CA),
http://www.auburnjournal.com/articles/2005/12/26/news/top_stories/01doolittle.txt
http://tpmmuckraker.com/doolittle.php
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/10/AR2006071001164.html
http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/003040.php
http://getintheirface.blogspot.com/2007/04/congressman-john-doolittle-all-star-in.html
Rep. Tom Feeney (R-FL)
http://www.beyonddelay.org/summaries/feeney.php
Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/linkset/2006/10/03/LI2006100301024.html
Rep. Jim Gibbons (R-NV)
http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/cats/jim_gibbons/
Rep. Virgil Goode (R-VA)
http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/007125.php
http://loper.org/~george/archives/2006/Mar/972.html
http://tpmmuckraker.com/goode.php
Rep. Katherine Harris ’06 Sen Candidate (R-Fla)
http://tpmmuckraker.com/harris.php
http://www.sptimes.com/State/82598/Harris_backed_bill_ai.html
http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/cats/katherine_harris/
http://www.tbo.com/news/metro/MGBM27UOPME.html
Rep. Dennis Hastert (R-IL)
http://www.beyonddelay.org/summaries/hastert.php
http://thinkprogress.org/2006/05/24/hastert-being-investigated-by-the-fbi/
http://blogs.abcnews.com/theblotter/2006/05/federal_officia.html
http://www.sunlightfoundation.com/node/793
Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ)
http://www.beyonddelay.org/summaries/hayworth.php
http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/1223hayworth23.html
http://www.jackinthehouse.org/characters/details.php?view=19
http://www.dccc.org/news/20050628_hayworth/
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA)
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20051204-9999-1n4adcs.html
Rep. Steven LaTourette (R-OH),
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2006-02-10-abramoff_x.htm
Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA)
http://tpmmuckraker.com/lewis.php
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13191097/
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/11/AR2006051101881.html
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/politics/20051223-9999-lz1n23lewis.html
http://pogoblog.typepad.com/pogo/2006/05/wilkes_and_the_.html
http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/cats/jerry_lewis/
Rep. Gary Miller (R-CA)
http://www.beyonddelay.org/summaries/miller.php
Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, (R-WV)
http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/000824.php
Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-CO)
http://www.beyonddelay.org/summaries/musgrave.php
Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/28/AR2006042801879_pf.html
http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/cats/bob_ney/
http://tpmmuckraker.com/ney.php
http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/012013.php
http://www.crooksandliars.com/2007/03/02/inmate-no-28882-016/
Rep. Richard W. Pombo (R-CA),
http://tpmmuckraker.com/pombo.php
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/29/washington/29pombo.html?ex=1303963200&en=e1f05b7b09e0f3d2&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss
http://www.californiachronicle.com/articles/viewArticle.asp?articleID=8078
http://www.beyonddelay.org/summaries/pombo.php
http://www.dccc.org/pombo/
Rep. Rick Renzi (R-AZ)
http://www.beyonddelay.org/node/94
Rep. Tom Reynolds (R-NY)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/22/AR2006042200995.html?nav=rss_politics
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA),
http://thinkprogress.org/2006/01/10/rohrabacher-abramoff/
http://www.eritreadaily.net/News0306/article0306261.htm
http://www.ocweekly.com/features/features/rogue-statesman/21591/
Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-OH)
http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/000506.php
http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2006/08/24/rep_schmidts_marathon_ad_questioned/?rss_id=Boston.com+%2F+News+%2F+Nation
Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI)
http://www.citizensforethics.org/press/newsrelease.php?view=131
Rep. Don Sherwood (R-PA)
http://www.beyonddelay.org/summaries/sherwood.php
Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX),
http://www.citizensforethics.org/press/newsrelease.php?view=116
Rep. John Sweeney (R-NY
http://www.beyonddelay.org/summaries/sweeney.php
http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/000158.php
Rep. Charles Taylor (R-NC)
http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/cats/charles_taylor/
Rep. Curt Weldon (R-PA)
http://www.beyonddelay.org/node/15
http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/cats/curt_weldon/
http://www.harpers.org/sb-curt-weldon-kim-employment.html
Rep. Don Young (R-AK),
http://tpmmuckraker.com/young.php
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2006-02-10-abramoff_x.htm

SENATE SCANDALS:

Sen. George Felix Allen (Racist-Va.)
http://www.prospect.org/web/page.ww?section=root&name=ViewWeb&articleId=12180
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/25/AR2006102502070.html
http://www.thenation.com/doc/20060911/george_allen
http://electioncentral.tpmcafe.com/blog/electioncentral/2006/oct/13/va_sen_confirmed_warrant_issued_to_george_felix_allen_in_1974
Sen. Conrad Burns (R-MT),
http://tpmmuckraker.com/burns.php
http://www.billingsgazette.net/articles/2006/04/23/news/state/25-post.txt
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12227763/site/newsweek/
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX)
http://tpmmuckraker.com/cornyn.php
Sen. Bill Frist(R-TN)
http://thinkprogress.org/frist-stock-timeline/
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/23/AR2005092301811.html
**Sen Joe Liebermann (Butt-kisser-CT)
http://www.mydd.com/story/2006/11/2/111537/253
Sen. Mel Martinez
http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/001539.php
Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA)
http://www.citizensforethics.org/press/pressclip.php?view=1827
http://www.prospect.org/web/page.ww?section=root&name=ViewPrint&articleId=11174
Sen. John Thune (R-SD)
http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/articles/2005/07/08/news/local/news04.txt
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=John_Thune
Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH)
http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050403/NEWS24/504030349
http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_bob_fitr_050731_dramatic_new_charges.htm

**= Anybody who ever thought Joe LIEberman was a Democrat has to stay after school and write out lines.

REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS:

Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/04/28/ap/politics/mainD8H8SGRG0.shtml
http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/000496.php
Gov. Matt Blunt of Missouri
http://www.firedupmissouri.com/delayblunt
Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida
http://www.sunlightfoundation.com/node/878
Gov. Ernie Fletcher of Kentucky
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/kentuckydocket.php#fletcher
Gov. John Rowland of Connecticut
http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1282/is_13_56/ai_n13648239
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/r/john_g_rowland/index.html?inline=nyt-per
Gov. Bob Taft of Ohio
http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_bob_fitr_050731_dramatic_new_charges.htm

DISHONORABLE MENTION:

Ralph Reed, '06 Lt. Gov. Candidate (R-Ga.)
http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB114548590969830492-KX98zvSUWRHqye46SjeFOdagWUQ_20070419.html?mod=blogs
http://tpmmuckraker.com/reed.php
Ex-IL Gov. George Ryan Sr. (R)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-0604180306apr18,1,6246344.story?coll=chi-news-hed
I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby, Jr.
Assistant to the President, Chief of Staff to the Vice President
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=I._Lewis_Scooter_Libby
http://www.slate.com/id/2128530/
http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2007/03/06/libby-verdict.html
HUD Secretary Alfonso Jackson
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/09/AR2006050901593.html
http://thinkprogress.org/2006/05/10/jackson-unethical/
Interior Secretary Gale Norton
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/17/AR2005111701682.html
http://denverpostbloghouse.com/washington/?p=367
White House OMB Official David Safavian
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/19/AR2005091901859.html
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2005-10-05-official-indicted_x.htm
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/20/AR2006062001626.html
White House Chief Domestic Policy Adviser Claude Allen
http://www.slate.com/id/2138116/fr/nl/
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/24/AR2006042401825.html
Ex-FDA Commissioner Lester M. Crawford
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/29/washington/29fda.html?ex=1303963200&en=9c06cfc1730afb55&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss
DHS Chief Financial Officer Nominee David Norquist
http://public.cq.com/public/20060508_homeland.html
http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/000619.php
White House prostitute/shill Jeff Gannon/Jim Guckart
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A27730-2005Feb15.html
http://americablog.blogspot.com/2005/02/man-called-jeff.html
CIA Logistics Officer Kyle 'Dusty' Foggo
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/13/AR2007021301039.html
Defense Contractor and GOP supporter/bribemaster Brent Wilkes
http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/002565.php
UPDATE: On a lighter note, h/t Nigel Elliott from the threads. Thanks also Pam.


UPDATE 2 - (Sept. 12, 2007): Bill W. of
Just-A-Bill has started a new blog dedicated to keeping this list updated (and lamenting the fact that I haven't been doing such a good job at that mea maxima culpa!) Thus far he just has links to other sites, but I'm sure that will change soon. For current Republican corruption related stories, I strongly recommend you visit TPMMuckraker daily. It seems there is ALWAYS a new story of Republican corruption breaking, and Josh Marshall often leads the pack in coverage.

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