Thursday, May 25, 2006

Another Plot?

We noted a few weeks ago that Aldercreatures have essentially removed themselves from any sort of oversight by writing into law that the Inspector General CANNOT investigate Aldercreatures. So we are more than happy to see the Feds in City Hall taking it apart slimeball by slimeball. We figure it's only a matter of time until they get an aldercreature or three - it's the nature of the beast.

Now we've been reading about a Louisiana Congressman who is ON TAPE accepting a $100,000 bribe from an FBI informant. The Congressman (or Congress-creature) refuses his own Party's demands that he resign (he's a democrat) and one of his loudest defenders is the House Speaker - republican Dennis Hastert. And Hastert's argument? That the FBI overstepped it's bounds by using a search warrant on the Congressman's home and office.

We think we may detect the hand of Karl Rove in all this! (bear with us). The only people with LOWER approval ratings than the President is Congress. So Rove gets the Executive Branch law enforcement arm to hook up a dirty Congress-weasel, gets the Speaker of the House to claim this is a violation of the "Separation of Powers" (which it isn't), democrat and republican Congress-weasels unite behind a "We're ABOVE the law" platform, and Bush's ratings start to climb again. All politics is local, so there aren't going to be too many House races that are going to hinge on this little dust up and the republicans maintain control of both houses by riding Bush's momentum. It's Brilliant!


Anonymous WARD 13 said...


I'm the role model for the movie

5/24/2006 11:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Feds better hurry up.

If a Democrat gets elected President, the investigation against Daley will be squashed.

If convicted, he will get pardoned just like Rostenkowski.


5/25/2006 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SCC:
I’m all for the "revolution" of which you speak, i.e.: "Rope. Tree. Journalist. Some Assembly Required"
And having the lawyers on the firing line, but just when are we going after the politicians?
Just give us the word / signal / secret "hi" sign!!!

5/25/2006 01:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dumb question, but if the IG office cannot investigate the aldercreatures, then who can? only the feds? i mean, is there some other city office that can investigate? like a red squad of sorts?

5/25/2006 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Chicago City Counsel Commmittee on Rules and Ethics is responsible for investigating aldermen.

Committee on Committees, Rules and Ethics

Chairman: Richard F. Mell

Vice-Chairmen: Edward M. Burke,
Carrie M. Austin, Billy Ocasio

Members: Flores, Haithcock, Tillman, Preckwinkle, Hairston, Lyle, Beavers, Stroger, Beale, Pope, Balcer, Cardenas, Olivo, T. Thomas, Coleman, L. Thomas, Murphy, Rugai, Troutman, Brookins, Munoz, Zalewski, Chandler, Solis, Burnett, E. Smith, Carothers, Reboyras, Suarez, Matlak, Colon, Banks, Mitts, Allen, Laurino, O'Connor, Doherty, Natarus, Daley, Tunney, Levar, Shiller, Schulter, M. Smith, Moore, Stone

Sounds like they could do a complete and fair investigation and never leave the office.

5/25/2006 02:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Da Mayor said...


Wanted to send you all a virtual postcard.

Right now I'm in Africa, awaiting the birth of Angelina Jolie's baby.

It's all in the name of the Olympics I'm trying to bring to Chicago. Yeah.

Which is why I'm traveling extensively overbroad. See you later. MUCH LATER!


p.s. say hello to all my pals

5/25/2006 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now Joyce's and Dart's name are in the Daley saga over jobs as favors. Dart's buddy from childhood put them in the mix. The list keeps growing.

5/25/2006 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm at the point of not caring what party is in The White House.
Each of them have proven to be crooked, liars, and thieves. The only choice is who do you want to rip you off.

5/25/2006 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


5/25/2006 12:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although the Sun Times is usually fit only for training a puppy, the articles on the Roti family of the Mother's And Father's Italian Association (MAFIA)have been excellent! They should be combined into booklet form because they show just how this city is run:

5/25/2006 12:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Damnocrats are only calling for that guy's resignation because
everyone knows that he is a "dead fish". Both parties want him thrown overboard ASAP & out of the spotlight. The bogus cry of a violation of "separation of powers"
is merely an attempt to hamstring
the FBI, which has regurlarly
sent crooked congressmen to jail.
"We've Got to protect our phony-baloney jobs!" (Mell Brooks)

5/25/2006 01:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now we know why Denny was so upset with the Feebs.

Hastert, ABC spar over investigation report
Feds deny network's claim that speaker is probe target

5/25/2006 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least theoretically, I do have a bit of an issue with agents of the Executive searching offices of the legislative. It obviously has to be done, but there should be some sort of compromise authority, such as a judge on the "secret" court, who approves all such requests and designated one or more impartial observers to make sure that the executive agents go no further than authorized by the judge.

Its not to say that abuse does not exist in Congress (duh!), or that abuse should not be investigated (duh! again). Rather, anybody should be worried about such actions by the Executive given the abuses of the past by Nixon, Clinton (anybody seen Vince Foster lately?), Roosevelt (so if we make the Supreme Court 25 people, than you think I'll get this New Deal approved?) etc.

Controls (checks and balances) are needed at some point. And there is certainly a reason that the FBI has never conducted such a raid before. I hope they had some "impartial" authority, such as the Sergeant at Arms of the House, along as an observer.

5/25/2006 04:15:00 PM  

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