August 15, 2007

Dave Reichert At It Again

The emptiest suit in all of Washington's 8th Congressional District, Rep. Dave Reichert, didn't learn from having a brush with corrupt money from Alaskan fraudsters. No. He ended up taking money from this guy:

Seven vulnerable House Republicans face difficult decisions about whether to return contributions from a major Republican donor who was charged last week on 23 counts of bankruptcy fraud, mail fraud, money laundering, obstruction of justice and perjury.

The donor, Alan Fabian, is the CEO of the Centre for Management and Technology, a Baltimore-based company. Until last week, he was also a co-chairman of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s national finance committee.

A federal grand jury has indicted Fabian for allegedly making $32 million in false purchases of computer equipment to pay for his lavish spending habits. Prosecutors are seeking $32 million worth of Fabian’s assets, including beach real estate in North Carolina, property in Maryland and a yacht. ...

I feel for Reichert though. No, don't laugh. He is, after all, a Republican. And it must be really hard for those guys to find campaign contributions from well-connected people who aren't morally suspect. I mean, they've got their child molestors, their people who cover for child molestors, their rapists, their hookers and blow providers, their money launderers, their felonious fraudsters, their obstructors of justice, their perjurers, their cat killers, their bribe takers, their crooked contractors, etc.

I could go on and on and on, but I'm tired, and I'm getting a headache. It isn't all fun and games writing about Republican perfidy, you know. It's exhausting sometimes. I mean, who could keep track of it all?

Apparently not Dave Reichert. Though as I say, it's exhausting. But he should give that money back.

Posted by natasha at August 15, 2007 09:11 PM | WA Politics | TrackBack(2) | Technorati links |