Monday, October 13, 2008

Faith and Family Fraud

Thank God we've just had Wall Street's biggest up day!

I can finally stop blogging about the bailout and get back to the really important news.

So here we go with some more senatorial shenanigans.

West Palm Beach Congressman Tim Mahoney (D-FL), whose predecessor resigned in the wake of a sex scandal, agreed to a $121,000 payment to a former mistress who worked on his staff and was threatening to sue him, according to current and former members of his staff who have been briefed on the settlement, which involved Mahoney and his campaign committee.

The affair between Congressman Tim Mahoney and Patricia Allen began, according to current and former staffers, in 2006 when Mahoney was campaigning for Congress against Foley, promising "a world that is safer, more moral."

Here's the part of the story that I like best.

"You work at my pleasure," Congressman Mahoney told Allen on a January 20, 2008 telephone call that was recorded and played for Mahoney staffers. ABC News was provided a copy. Click here to hear the tape.
"If you do the job that I think you should do, you get to keep your job. Whenever I don't feel like you're doing your job, then you lose your job," Mahoney can be heard telling Allen.
"And guess what? The only person that matters is guess who? Me. You understand that. That is how life really is. That is how it works," Mahoney says on the call.

It makes we wonder that if our elected officials had paid attention to the state of the union rather than to their sorry sexual lives, we might have had some action from Washington to deal with the sub prime problem before it turned into full scale fiasco.

The extra added irony in this story is that Tim Mahoney replaced Mark Foley who had to resign after a sexual scandal of his own of texting naughty messages to the under aged congressional pages.

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Deja Pseu said...

It's always the "family values" shills who have the most sordid lives, isn't it? Watta jerk.

Belle de Ville said...

Deja, jerk is too nice of a name.

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