Friday, December 12, 2008

McCain Fire Sale Includes Personal Info

Some private info was included in the yard sale at the John McCain Presidential Campaign Headquarters.

A reporter for the local FOX affiliate in Washington, DC headed over to look for bargains and a story.

She picked up a Blackberry for twenty bucks.

And it was loaded with phone numbers and emails belonging to McCain staffers. (FOX5)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Illegal Aliens Clean Chertoff's House

The Department of Homeland Security includes the Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs.

But for four years, illegal aliens have been cleaning the home belonging to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.

Their employer, James Reid, says he thought they were legit, because they kept clearing Secret Service background checks.

As he told the Washington Post, "Our Homeland Security can't police their own home. How can they police our borders?"

Mr. Reid has been fined $22,880 for hiring them.

If you have an extra napkin, please send it to Homeland Security. Sec Chertoff has four years worth of egg on his face. (WaPo)

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

High Pitched Senate Stakes

Actress Fran Drescher of "The Nanny" has expressed interest in the US Senate seat being vacated by Sen Hillary Clinton (D-NY).

A merciful God will not let me live long enough to hear the dreaded Drescher/Palin debates! (CNN)

Wipe That Smile Off Your Face, Citizen

As if you had any reason to smile at the DMV, the state of Indiana now bans you from smiling on your drivers license photo. From the Louisville Courier Journal:

The Bureau of Motor Vehicles has imposed new restrictions on anything -- from smiling to wearing glasses and scarves and hats -- that would hamper facial recognition software from distinguishing one driver's looks from another's.

It's all to let facial recognition software identify you from your picture.

This from the state that decided the best way to fight complaints of long waits at their BMV offices was to simply remove the clocks. (Louisville Courier Journal)

Hey, We Only Lost $11 Billion

John Thain, CEO of Merrill Lynch is putting in for a $10 million dollar bonus.

His logic is that Merrill Lynch -- which lost $11 billion -- isn't in as bad a shape as say Lehman Brothers or Bear Stearns which collapsed completely. (CNN)

5 Day Sentence for Fossella

Rep Vito Fossella (R-NY) will be serving five days in an 8 by 10 foot cell in Virginia.

The congressman was convicted of drunk driving. Just got the sentence in Alexandria. He reports to jail December 19. (NYT)

Blagojevich Accused of Trying to Sell Obama's Seat

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (D) has been arrested on charges of trying to sell President-elect Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat. From the AP:

A 76-page FBI affidavit said the 51-year-old Democratic governor was intercepted
on court-authorized wiretaps over the last month conspiring to sell or trade the vacant Senate seat for personal benefits for himself and his wife, Patti.

The charges say he tried to wrangle a hefty salary for himself and for his wife on various boards.

Didn't former Illinois Rep. Dan Rostenkowski (D-IL) get in trouble for NOT paying for some seats in Congress?