Thursday, August 5, 2010

Not party or race, but long term incumbency

Representative Maxine Waters, Democrat of California, will face charges of misusing her office and is expected to contest the claims in a House trial, the second powerful House Democrat to opt for such a public airing in recent days, Congressional officials said Friday.

A House ethics subcommittee has charged Ms. Waters, 71, a 10-term congresswoman, in a case involving communications that she had with the top executive of a bank that her husband owned stock in while it was applying for a federal bailout in 2008, two House officials said.

Republicans say these corruption trials are about Democrats.

Democrats say these corruption trials are about Republicans.

Racists on both sides try to make these corruption cases about racism, as either a reason to prosecute or a reason to defend.

In fact, these corruption cases are all about long term incumbency, and once more demonstrate the need for strict term limits.

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