Monday, February 08, 2010

Democrats must be so proud II

People of Detroit. Are you insane? Or corrupt? I see no other option to explain why you keep electing John Conyers. Democrats must be so proud.

Nolan Finley
Commentary: What did John Conyers know?From The Detroit News:

John Conyers has stayed aloof from the bribery scandal that's smeared his convicted felon wife, answering questions about Monica Conyers with a defiant, "I'm not talking about that."

That would be OK if Conyers were a private guy drawing a private paycheck. But he's an elected public official, a Democratic congressman from Detroit, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. He shouldn't get to decide what he isn't going to talk about when the issue is public corruption.

Rep. Conyers got splashed with his wife's taint this week during the federal bribery trial of her former sidekick, political consultant Sam Riddle. Greektown developer Jim Papas, frequently on the fringes of City Hall muck, testified that he gave Riddle $10,000 to share with Monica Conyers. Papas was looking for help in securing a letter from the congressman in support of his Romulus waste disposal well.

Monica Conyers called her husband's office, and Papas got the letter.

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