Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Doolittle Death Watch

My apologies for the long hiatus, business in the southland has me preoccupied. I have been paying attention to the postings and noticed that no one is addressing the likely downfall of Doolittle.

Republican John Doolittle, ironically a member of the House Appropriations Committee, pocketed $46,000 from well-known "questionable sources." Julie Doolittle, the Congressman’s wife/fundraiser is now on the hot seat for her fundraising activities. But rather than take his lead from President Bush, Speaker Hastert or Majority Whip Blunt and give the money back to spare he (and his wife) further embarrassment and ridicule, Doolittle decides to keep it as evidence of his innocence. Keeping bribe money is proof of innocence...

Is this foreshadowing a Doolittle resignation? Will he follow in the footsteps of another well-known California Republican (hint: his name rhymes with puke)? It only goes to show that bribery, eventually, does not pay.