Saturday, December 02, 2006

One week until the New Orleans election

Tim Tagaris reports in this article for MyDD.Com that embattled Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson misappropriated valuable rescue assets to salvage his own personal property. This was while people were losing everything they owned, including their lives, in the immediate aftermath of Katrina.

Jefferson, you will recall, was the New Orleans-area House member who had $90,000 in cash stored in his freezer, with no explaination of how it got there. On Saturday, December 9th, Karen Carter will attempt to unseat the incumbant in a special run-off election. Watch the video below to see where Jefferson's priorities were; can you guess what might have been inside those three suitcases?

Karen Carter needs your help for this last-minute surge to root out corruption. It doesn't matter that Jefferson is a Democrat; we need to work to get ALL corrupt representatives out of government. Please contribute to Carter's campaign at this ActBlue donation page (link).

LA-2: Worse, Much Worse Than I Made It Sound

by Tim Tagaris, Sat Dec 02, 2006 at 06:55:18 PM EST

A few days ago I wrote about September 2, 2005.  That was the day William Jefferson comandeered a humvee to retrieve personal affects from his home as people were still being rescued from rooftops.  All told, Jefferson's escapade tied up one Hummer, a five ton truck and one rescue chopper.  Soon after, Nightline did a report on the incident, and it was worse, much worse, than I made it sound.  Take a look.