William Jefferson, the Democrat Congressman from LA has been indicted "on 16 counts including charges of bribery, racketeering, obstruction of justice, and money laundering."
If you don't remember Mr. Jefferson, he's the one who had $90,000 of a $100,000 bribe that was found in his freezer. Jefferson, you may also recall, had the National Guard help him remove items from his home for over an hour in New Orleans while ordinary citizens were lucky to be plucked from rooftops.
According to the public record, the Democrats did not re-appoint an investigative ethics sub-committee at the beginning of the new Congress (the supposed most ethical one in history) on Jefferson, nor did they hold one meeting regarding his case.
After the Democrats refused to enforce a House rule that was put in place to prohibit any use of threats to garner votes after Democrat Jack Murtha was clearly in violation of it, now they have to deal with another very public ethics mess. But who's really surprised, Democrat Majority Leader Steny Hoyer has now hired as his Chief of Staff a former lobbyist who gave Democrat Jim Moran (a big supporter of Nancy Pelosi) a below market loan, and in exchange Moran co-sponsored a bill to prolong the patent for the drug company the lobbyist was working for.
Nancy Boyda has not spoken out against her leadership about this despite her claim to be independent. Of course, she's also voted with her leadership over 95% of the time and she's taken campaign contributions from that leadership as well. It didn't take Nancy long to act like every other Democrat in Washington. I for one am not surprised.
Dedicated to the proposition that Nancy Boyda is a one termer.