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.
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