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Monday, June 04, 2007

While Pelosi Gallivants, Culture of Corruption Stages Dramatic Comeback

By John W. Lillpop

Just a few short months ago, newly crowned Nancy Pelosi modestly announced that her ascension to Speaker of the House signaled a "New Day in America."

It also marked the fulfillment of the "Peter Principle" which holds that liberals always rise to their level of incompetence, although Madam Speaker conveniently overlooked that particular truth.

Back in January, Speaker Pelosi also declared herself ready to clean the U.S. House, especially the "Culture of Corruption" that corrupt Republicans nurtured while they were in charge.

Having committed herself to enforcing the highest standards of ethics and integrity in the history of the Republic, Pelosi immediately set out to take over American foreign policy and commander-in-chief duties from George W. Bush, whom Pelosi considers to be "incompetent."

After engineering a bill of surrender, disguised as the Iraq funding bill, through the House, Pelosi raced off to meet with Syrian President Assad to share her vision for a "New Day in America" with the terrorist dictator.

And in a recent expansion of her calling, Pelosi went to Iceland and Europe to determine the truth about global warming and to develop a portfolio of arguments for blaming said climate change on America, and George W. Bush specifically.

Without a doubt, Pelosi's gallivanting in the Middle East and Europe will add international flavor to her resume, but not without cost.

As it turns out, while Pelosi was conspiring with President Assad and consoling ice-deprived bears in Iceland, the notorious "Culture of Corruption" made a comeback and is again firmly entrenched in the U.S. House.

Indeed, while Pelosi was concerning herself with issues best left to normal people, Rep. William Jefferson, D-La. was proving that corruption is not the exclusive domain of Caucasian, Christian, male Republicans.

Jefferson did so by being indicted on June 4 on federal charges of racketeering, soliciting bribes and money laundering in a long- running bribery investigation into business deals he tried to broker in Africa.


And while Jefferson is to be presumed innocent until proven otherwise in a court of law, the American people deserve answers to a couple of questions from Speaker Pelosi:

Whatever happened to that woman who promised to clean the House?:

Is this the "New Day in America" that Pelosi had in mind?

John Lillpop is a recovering liberal.