Thursday, January 19, 2006

Culture of Corruption takes down another Fleecer...

Bloomberg reports today that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two government agencies that finance home mortgages, ended their relationship with Tony Rudy, former DeLay's chief of staff and the Alexander Strategy Group, where Rudy "lobb[ied] on behalf of ASG’s largest clients."

As Bloomberg helpfully reports ASG was started up by Edwin Buckham; and guess what? He, too, is a "former chief of staff to DeLay."

After all the ruckus with Abramoff, Bloomblerg writes that Alexander plans to close shop within weeks. The lobbying firm "employed Jim Ellis, the head of Americans for a Republican Majority, DeLay's political action committee [and] from 1998 until 2002 employed DeLay's wife, Christine, paying her from $3,200 to $3,400 a month."

So many dear friends, so much corruption...

I wonder how many more companies are going to bail out on DeLay cronies, especially now that he's lost his groove, sort've speak.

If I were all those K Street lobbyists, I'd start looking for a few former Democratic aides for pals. Who knows, maybe in November, their old bosses will take back Congress, and K Street will need a whole new set of friends.

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