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Things never seem to be mentioned / Blackmail?

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by pyrdek, Jun 13, 2011.

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  1. pyrdek

    pyrdek Well-Known Member

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    With Edwards already publicly caught paying off his baby bearing mistress, it is obvious that politicians can be blackmailed. Yet, we never seem to hear of any other politician being "influenced" by someone who just might know a "dirty little secret" about some other politician. On the rare occasions when a hearing might be held, be it the ethics committee or other, no one ever seems to ask the question "What other people knew of your (fill in the blank: mistress/crime/sexual preference/economic condition/financial transactions/illegitimate child/other)?" Almost inevitably the investigating committee's report is nothing more than a whitewashing slap on the wrist.

    Yet it seems that the various things mentioned all could be used to "influence" the actions a politician or bureaucrat may decide are "in the best interests of the citizens". Why do these "investigators", who just happen to also be politicians (Hmmm...) ever want to approach the question?
     
  2. jbbor

    jbbor Active Member

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    Take a look! JBB
     
  3. Recoil Sissy

    Recoil Sissy Well-Known Member

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    pyrdek:

    Blackmailing politicians might be a reasonable concern but it's easier just to buy them. It's more cost effective too.

    Of course, the purchase option mostly applies to the really dumb ones like former Rep. William Jefferson (D) LA. Equally crooked but smarter pols are harder to bribe. They know how to extort cash (all properly laundered) from lobbyists by proposing onerous legislation or threatening to do so.

    sissy
     
  4. Leo

    Leo Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't it be nice if they could keep their pants zipped up and do the job they were hired to do, at least during their term?
     
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