Saturday, May 19, 2007

Support Attorneys By Donating To Republicans

Money donated to political campaigns can be spent to keep crooked legislators out of jail, according to Federal Election Commission rules, as long as the charges resulted from political activity. Tom Delay, indicted former House Majority Leader (R-Abramhoff) tops the list of the biggest spender on legal fees from his campaign chest, with over one million dollars. Keep in mind, all of this money comes from campaign contributions. In fact, the top ten biggest "keepin' they asses outta jail" politicians are all Republicans. Here is a list compiled by USAToday:

Former Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas $1,100,000
Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Calif. $905,800
Former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, R-Calif. $570,000
Former Rep Bob Ney, R-Ohio $518,000
Rep. Dennis Hastert, R-Ill. $285,000
Former Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla. $253,800
Former Sen. Conrad Burns, R-Mont. $160,376
Rep. John Doolittle, R-Calif. $149,200
Rep. Alan Mollohan, D-W.Va. $140,000
Former Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa. $132,025

Not on this list is Ted Klaudt, a Republican state representative from South Dakota who faces the following charges:
A former South Dakota lawmaker is accused of molesting his own foster children and legislative pages.

Ted Klaudt, 49, a Republican rancher from Walker, faces a long list of charges: eight counts of rape, two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, two counts of witness tampering, sexual contact with a person under 16, and stalking.

Court documents mention five possible victims. Three were foster children between the ages of 15 and 19 who lived with Klaudt's family. One is a cousin of one of those girls, and the fifth is a friend of Klaudt's daughter.

In the most disturbing accusation, the girls say Klaudt had them convinced they could earn up to $20,000 by donating their eggs to a fertility clinic. And even though he has no medical training, the girls say Klaudt did all the supposed "exams" and "procedures" himself.

Tristero, over at Digby's dug out a list of bills this perv has been working on. As one would suspect, it is total dominion of men and old white fundies over not men parts. Oh, and everybody gets guns.

Yeah, give these guys your money and your vote.

H/T to DownWithTyranny!

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