Saturday, February 13, 2010

Most Corrupt Politicians of 2009

Original Post on Desk of Brian: State of the Nation by Brandon Jones at

No real surprises on this list.


The same old names just keep showing up over and over again.


#1 - Christopher Dodd, recently retired Senator from Connecticut headlines the list as Dodd continued his shady past with backroom deals with Countrywide, Fannie and Freddie Mac and now, undervalued property in Ireland which is leading to a new investigation.


#2 - Republican John Ensign (pictured here) ranks number two as Judicial Watch site a NY Times article which aptly summarizes the Ensign scandal:


"The Justice Department and the Senate Ethics Committee are expected to conduct preliminary inquiries into whether Senator John Ensign violated federal law or ethics rules as part of an effort to conceal an affair with the wife of an aide."


#3 - Barney Frank: Fannie and Freddie Mac -- nuff said to quote Marvel Comic Books.


#4 - Timothy Geithner's tax evasion and ties to the AIG corruption lands the Treasury Secretary in the top five.


#5 - Eric Holder, the Attorney General arbitrarily decides what to investigate and what to sweep under the rug.


#6 - Jesse Jackson Jr./Roland Burris: How much for the Senate in 2010? Seriously, how much?


#7 - President Obama and #8 - Nancy Pelosi - nothing needs to be added here.


#9 - Recently deceased John Murtha and the PMA seven, a defense lobbyist group that has finally been shut down. Murtha's family was receiving millions along with the PMA earmarks.


#10 - Charles Rangel - has he paid his taxes? That's all I'll say.



The list is hardly shocking. Previously Republicans graced the Top Ten board proving what little "Change" President Obama actually brought to Washington.


What interesting is if you look at the older lists, Judicial Watch did a great job of including stories and corruption that we're still discussing today.


Same corruption, just with different letters after their names.







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