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Saturday, January 07, 2006 

Corruption in politics

Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo should be required daily reading for anyone interested in the undercurrents of US Beltway politics. Taking an example from yesterday is this excellent piece on the unravelling (and intimately entwined) DeLay and Ambramoff scandals, which are threatening to send a good portion of the US Republican caucus down for prison time.

Of interest is how well this particular article would fit in with the Fianna Fáil party as it existed in the '80s and very early '90s; just switch the names to certain Irish counterparts (please, no-one be so foolish as to name names).

Btw, congratulations to Irish Corruption, which is still going strong in spite of being a threat to the State.

"Libel"-Richard Waghorne
"Attack blog"-Damien Mulley

About me

  • An early-thirties male Irish technologist living and working in Dublin, I'm a former (recovering) member of both Fianna Fáil and the Roman Catholic Church.

    I'm not a member of any political party these days, but my opinions can be broadly categorised as 'lefty' and republican. I am also a former member of the Irish Defence Forces.

    Please feel free to check out the FI Fie Foe Fum group blog, where I was once a regular contributor, and the Cedar Lounge Revolution, where I can usually be found in the comments.

    (This blog and its contents reflect only my own personal opinions as a private citizen, and not those of any other person or organisation.)



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