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    House ethics panel investigates Rep. Maxine Waters

    By Richard Simon September 17, 2009
    Reporting from Washington - The House Ethics Committee is investigating Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles), who has come under scrutiny because of her husband's ties to a bank that received federal bailout funds.

    The panel's chairwoman and ranking member announced the committee was extending by 45 days a determination on whether it would conduct a more thorough review of Waters' conduct, but they declined to say what was being investigated. Waters, one of Los Angeles' most enduring liberal politicians, also declined to comment.

    Word of the investigation came as the committee announced that it was delaying an inquiry into whether Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) or his representatives tried to secure the Senate seat vacated by President Obama by promising to raise campaign cash for disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich. The panel cited an ongoing federal investigation in Chicago.
    ARTICLE: House ethics panel investigates Rep. Maxine Waters -- latimes.com


    I have a hunch that it is about to become terribly fashionable for Dems to be seen prosecuting, investigating, probing, condemning and otherwise distancing themselves from other Dems.

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    Re: House ethics panel investigates Rep. Maxine Waters

    The fact that this even made the L.A. Times is news in itself! I was surprised recently when New Orleans' William Jefferson finally was tried and convicted of numerous crimes. Jefferson's situation, like that of Louisiana's former governor Edwin Edwards, was dragged out for years and many of us in these parts were beginning to bet against a conviction (in both cases). I wonder if Pelosi is vulnerable to fail an investigation, or perhaps she has covered her butt well as she legislates to make her husband's business very profitable.

    Lotta smoke out there... hope someone finds the fires!
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    Re: House ethics panel investigates Rep. Maxine Waters

    It's like a dream come true. I've hated her for damn near ever. Maybe they'll lock her up and throw away the key. Although, I have to say -if being 100% honest - I doubt she could mastermind any crime or conspiracy. I truly believe she's dumber than a doorknob.

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    Re: House ethics panel investigates Rep. Maxine Waters

    Quote Originally Posted by rebelbuc View Post
    The fact that this even made the L.A. Times is news in itself! I was surprised recently when New Orleans' William Jefferson finally was tried and convicted of numerous crimes. Jefferson's situation, like that of Louisiana's former governor Edwin Edwards, was dragged out for years and many of us in these parts were beginning to bet against a conviction (in both cases). I wonder if Pelosi is vulnerable to fail an investigation, or perhaps she has covered her butt well as she legislates to make her husband's business very profitable.

    Lotta smoke out there... hope someone finds the fires!
    I can remember the running joke in SW Louisiana that we should put a betting line on Edward's chances for conviction, 2:1 Edwards, 10:1 AG, and 5:1 Feds, I too was surprised when he got busted, he was almost as slick as the Longs.

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    It's like a dream come true. I've hated her for damn near ever. Maybe they'll lock her up and throw away the key. Although, I have to say -if being 100% honest - I doubt she could mastermind any crime or conspiracy. I truly believe she's dumber than a doorknob.
    That's an insult to doorknobs everywhere, at least they can do their jobs correctly when you give them a little help.
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    Re: House ethics panel investigates Rep. Maxine Waters

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    It's like a dream come true. I've hated her for damn near ever. Maybe they'll lock her up and throw away the key. Although, I have to say -if being 100% honest - I doubt she could mastermind any crime or conspiracy. I truly believe she's dumber than a doorknob.
    I can only hope this is more than lip service with a slap on the wrist. I will believe it is serious when I see censure or criminal charges leveled.

    This woman is another shining example of the complete morons Californians send to represent them in Congress. We train these morons in Sacramento and then send them to F everything up at the Federal level after they have F'd everything up here.


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    Re: House ethics panel investigates Rep. Maxine Waters

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    ARTICLE: House ethics panel investigates Rep. Maxine Waters -- latimes.com


    I have a hunch that it is about to become terribly fashionable for Dems to be seen prosecuting, investigating, probing, condemning and otherwise distancing themselves from other Dems.

    Thanks ACORN!
    I'd love to see some accountability injected into the federal government. I'm just not so optimistic that it actually will.
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    Re: House ethics panel investigates Rep. Maxine Waters

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    ARTICLE: House ethics panel investigates Rep. Maxine Waters -- latimes.com


    I have a hunch that it is about to become terribly fashionable for Dems to be seen prosecuting, investigating, probing, condemning and otherwise distancing themselves from other Dems.

    Thanks ACORN!
    Corruption should be a bipartisan issue, with any accusation of possible corruption investigated and prosecuted. Thank you for trying to make it highly partisan. It's attitudes like yours that makes this country less than it could be.

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    Re: House ethics panel investigates Rep. Maxine Waters

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Thank you for trying to make it highly partisan. It's attitudes like yours that makes this country less than it could be.
    I am curious how anyone can make such an absurd comment of the OP.

    Again, where was all this selective outrage when Democrats demagogued their political opponents for the last eight years.

    Here's a clue for you self proclaimed "independents" and "moderates," the bar was lowered by Democrats who constantly attacked their political opponents in the court of public opinion empowered by a media that has become less inclined to hide its bias.

    When you only complain about one side doing it, it becomes specious that you are to be taken serious.

    This country spent the last eight years denigrating an Administration because the media run by Liberals and Democrats in congress motivated by political victory engaged in false hyperbole, demagoguery and inflammatory partisan rhetoric.

    Now suddenly the opposition must remain silent and act civil and forget the outrageous behavior of the likes of Barney Franks, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, dingy Harry, Dick "the turban" Durbin and Leahy?

    It begs the question why? This administration contrary to its hyperbolic claims has been the most divisive in recent memory; there is ZERO bi-partisanship versus the previous administration and even their own members are looking at this looming disaster of a Presidency and starting to jump ship.

    Spare me the desperate attempt to moderate your selective outrage and equally selective memory.

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    Re: House ethics panel investigates Rep. Maxine Waters

    Hell most liberals freely admit Waters is a bug ass crazy lunatic.

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    Re: House ethics panel investigates Rep. Maxine Waters

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    Hell most liberals freely admit Waters is a bug ass crazy lunatic.
    Well that would be interesting considering the fact that she chairs The U.S. House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity, sits on four other committees, is Chief Deputy whip of her caucus and a Super Delegate.

    For a crazy ass lunatic, Democrats certainly have given her a lot of responsibility. Why would they do that if they REALLY believed this?

    I have not seen any Liberal freely admit this. :;shrugs::

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