That needs to become the slogan of any Democrat running for congress this year. The evidence is right in the NRCC accounting scandal, which seems to be going unnoticed by the mainstream media.
There is now more evidence pointing to the NRCC's lax management that may have contributed to this scandal:
The accounting scandal now haunting the National Republican Congressional Committee was preceded by a series of decisions over the past decade to relax internal financial controls at the committee, according to numerous Republican sources familiar with the NRCC's operations during those years.
Under Virginia Rep. Tom Davis and New York Rep. Thomas Reynolds, who chaired the committee from 1999 until the end of 2006, the NRCC waived rules requiring the executive committee - made up of elected leaders and rank-and-file Republican lawmakers - to sign off on expenditures exceeding $10,000, merged the various department budgets into a single account and rolled back a prohibition on committee staff earning an income from outside companies.
Remember that this is the core of the party of "fiscal responsibility". The NRCC is the life blood for House Republicans. If they are so careless with this important money, how can they be trusted to control the money of the United States? This is a serious problem for the NRCC and can become a great campaign issue for Democrats this year.
George Bush yesterday:
President Bush predicted Monday that voters will replace him with a Republican president who will "keep up the fight" in Iraq. "I'm confident we'll hold the White House in 2008," Bush told donors at the Republican Governors Association annual dinner, which raised a record $10.6 million for GOP gubernatorial candidates.
"And I don't want the next Republican president to be lonely," Bush said. "And that is why we got to take the House, retake the Senate, and make sure our states are governed by Republican governors."
This is great news for Democrats. We know have Bush's other predictions have gone in the past.
That is what is needed now:
Attorneys for imprisoned former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman on Monday called for a special prosecutor after a key government witness claimed that he was forced to write out his testimony to get his story straight.
Vince Kilborn, an attorney for Siegelman who contends Republican politics was behind the Democrat's prosecution, said the defense was never told of any written notes by Nick Bailey, a former Siegelman aide whose testimony was crucial to the government.
CBS's "60 Minutes" reported Sunday that Bailey said prosecutors met with him some 70 times and had him repeatedly write out his testimony because they were frustrated with his recollection of events.
Also Rove is denying all this and saying that 60 Minutes never even contacted him. Amazing how the media never does anything right anymore. It's also amazing how great our economy is doing and how many Iraqis are showering our troops with candy and flowers.
It is really looking that way:
In a December 2002 email obtained by the Huffington Post -- which McCain and his staff had access to prior to the issuance of his report -- Abramoff explains to an aide what he would like to see Riley do in return for the "help" he received from Abramoff's tribal clients.
An official with the Mississippi Choctaws "definitely wants Riley to shut down the Poarch Creek operation," Abramoff wrote, "including his announcing that anyone caught gambling there can't qualify for a state contract or something like that."
The note showed not only the reach of Abramoff, but raised questions about Riley's victory in what was the closest gubernatorial election in Alabama history.
And yet, despite the implications of the information, McCain and the Senate Indian Affairs Committee sat on the controversial portion of the email. According to an official familiar with the investigation, McCain also subsequently refused to make the email public after the report was released.
Read the entire report here.
Look at this person and his lack of a lapel pin
As matter of fact I been having problems finding a picture of McCain wearing his lapel pin.
I could not stop laughing last night when they did this on Jimmy Kimmel