CBS News is reporting that this afternoon, Congressman William Jefferson of Louisiana will be indicted “on more than a dozen counts involving public corruption.” No doubt our readers will remember that Jefferson was caught with $90,000 in cash in his freezer.
I always thought that the Jefferson scandal hurt Republicans, ironically, more than Democrats. Jefferson’s malfeasance came to light at the height of the “culture of corruption” attacks on the GOP, and I don’t think it sank in with most voters that Jefferson is a Democrat. Mostly, it was just seen as more confirmation that Congress is corrupt, and that hurt the party in power. Now, of course, things are different, and the mud will land where it belongs.
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