Unfortunate Timing

Last week, the New York Post published its top ten political scandals of 2008. It was an interesting list:

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick – (D)
Former New York Goverrnor Eliot Spitzer – (D)
Former Senator John Edwards (D)
Rep. Charles Rangel (D)
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D)
Staten Island Rep. Vito Fossella (R)
Newark Mayor Sharpe James – (D)
David Kernell, son of Tennessee Democrat Mike Kernell (D)
Former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens (R)
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (R)
Former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey (D)

A few of them struck me as odd, and perhaps misplaced. Kernell was not an elected official, merely the son of one. Palin was accused of misdeeds in the investigator’s summary, but exonerated in the body of the report. And McGreevy’s offenses were committed years ago; any new developments were of a strictly personal nature in regard to his divorce.

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Unfortunate Timing

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