Sunday, October 08, 2006

Good news... bad news...


George Allen
Originally uploaded by ruddyk.
The good news for George Allen is that the whole macacca thing is behind him... as is the issue of his geneology... and the whole did-he-use-the-N-word...

The bad news is that now it's his ethics which are in question:
For the past five years, Sen. George Allen, has failed to tell Congress about stock options he got for his work as a director of a high-tech company. The Virginia Republican also asked the Army to help another business that gave him similar options.

Congressional rules require senators to disclose to the Senate all deferred compensation, such as stock options. The rules also urge senators to avoid taking any official action that could benefit them financially or appear to do so.
For me, however, the thing that really tasted bad was buried way down toward the bottom of the article:
As Virginia's governor, Allen took representatives of Xybernaut and Ericsson on trade missions. He helped steer $4 million in tax-exempt bonds to Commonwealth for new headquarters and announced an $800,000 state grant to help Lynchburg, Va., prepare a site for an Ericsson expansion.

Then he went to work for those companies.
Bet Senator Allen is just wishing he were still dealing with an American of Indian-descent born in Northern Virginia.

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