Sunday, December 10, 2006

Cold Hard Cash

Maybe the folks in New Orleans understand that $90,000 in marked bills provided in an FBI sting found in a freezer are nothing but a necessary ingredient in some Creole dish. Maybe they're just nuts.

Whichever. Rep William Jefferson (D-LA) won his run-off election to return to Congress -- despite the fact the FBI paid him 100-grand in a bribery sting and recovered 90-grand of that cold, hard cash in his freezer during a raid a few later.

The Democrat's re-election is a rare treat for Republicans who didn't stand a chance at taking the seat -- but can use his re-election as a handy item to beat the Democrats who've promised to clean up corruption on Capitol Hill. (WaPo)

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