Dishonest politicians - another one added today
Original post made by Joe on Nov 21, 2012
Then there's the George Shirakara debacle...good old George has been using his Santa Clara county-issued purchasing card for out-of-compliance meals, drinks, and trips. George, true to form, issued a statement today saying he's basically unrepentant. In the meantime the taxpayers of Santa Clara county are out $36,000.
The new one is the resignation of Jessie Jackson, Jr., from his congressional seat in Chicago. Wait a minute, wasn't he elected to that office two weeks ago last Tuesday? Well, yes, but in true Chicago tradition, now that he won, a replacement will be appointed by the Democratic machine in that city until a special election can be held. Shrewd move, Jessie. Officially, he resigned because of his health. He could have done the honorable thing and not run for reelection in the first place.
None of these individuals are honorable or are behaving with a shred of the decency toward their constituents.
on Nov 21, 2012 at 6:40 pm
In my opinion, Mr. Jackson did the right thing and resigned. He has a history of Bipolar Disorder and understands that he is in need of treatment. I applaud him for taking care of his health.
He's young and hopefully will stabilize. My best wishes to Mr. Jackson.
on Nov 22, 2012 at 9:49 am
Maybe he's not Bipolar...maybe he's a crook? Or, maybe he's both, Bipolar and a CROOK!
on Dec 9, 2012 at 8:46 pm
Mary Hayashi was termed out and is no longer holding office. She ran unsuccessfully for County Supervisor last month but came in 3rd. Rumor has it she plans to run for State Senate in 2014, she does have quite a large campaign bank account.