Statements about Ethics
"When the mayor of Providence's brother wrote over 100 grand in bad checks to the city, Joe Fernandez didn't have the guts to prosecute him. He let him off the hook."
I "kicked crooked cops and government officials off the public pension rolls."
"When career politician Daniel Webster became speaker of the House, he wasted $32,000 of our money on a spiral staircase for his office."
Says most of Perry's chiefs of staff have been lobbyists.
Bill McCollum "backed Jim Greer's effort to hide financial irregularities."
Says Bill White "profiteered in the aftermath of Hurricane Rita."
Jeff Greene on why he went Cuba.
"Kendrick Meek was named one of the two most corrupt Democrats in Congress by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington."
In New Mexico, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Diane Denish "spent federal stimulus funds on campaign Christmas cards."
Bill McCollum "diverted a state plane to his home 53 times. A state auditor called it: likely a misuse of state resources."
Says Gov. Rick Perry is “by far and away the highest-paid state employee on an hourly basis.”
"John Oxendine is under a state ethics investigation because he illegally funneled more than $120,000 to his campaign from shady insurance political action committees in Alabama."
John McCain "began his career in Washington as a lobbyist when he was appointed in 1976 as the Navy's liaison to the United States Senate."
“I have filed every disclosure that has ever been required.”
Gov. Rick Perry broke his promise that he would not accept a $40,000 pay increase.
"Oil companies showered regulators (at the Minerals Management Service) with gifts and favors, and were essentially allowed to conduct their own safety inspections and write their own regulations."
After J.D. Hayworth "was voted out of Congress, he became a registered lobbyist" who was "paid thousands by a Florida corporation to lobby the very committee he used to serve on."
As the CEO of eBay, "Whitman started a separate division that only sells porn."
Says Gov. Rick Perry is “spending Texans’ hard-earned money to live like Louie XIV.”
Says he was "a Marine during Vietnam."
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