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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Nonsurprise of the Week

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (R-N.Y.) took money from one of the worst Wall Street fraud artists of all time.

Comments (11)

Don't forget his little sidekick, Smerkley, also is in on the graft.
Oregon's own little pay to play...

Look on the positive side about Merkley, if he's anything like Wyden/Blumenhauer, we'll never see him in the state again.

The paper says the big losers in the Madoff deal are Jewish charities. So will Wyden and Berkleymerkley donate back to Jewish charities, likely out billions? Those are , one would assume, the source of the money.

Hey, not to worry. Congressional investigation and internal SEC investigation coming soon! The foxes who were guarding the hen house will close that barn door now that the horse has run away (feel free to add your own mixed proverbs).


I'm confused. Most people here seem not to approve of public funding for candidates; so why the faux outrage about candidates who have received donations from people who later turn out to be crooks?

Without public financing, candidates have to take money from just about anyone offering it, so long as the hoped-for quid pro quo isn't made so blatant that the candidate has to refuse it.

Unless you have something that shows why people getting Mr. Ponzi's money should have known that he was Mr. Ponzi, you're complaining about the workings of the system you support.

Of course, as noted he's an evil republican. Just like that naughty Blago. And Spitzer, Rangel ... you get the idea.

If you don't like crooks financing elections then you should like this group:


It's good to know that at least some of the Ponzi money went to a good cause.

Interesting comments. The SEC is asleep at the switch (an SEC under Republican supervision, it would seem), and yet two Democrats are to blame for accepting his money before ANYONE kinew it was tainted? Oh, and Wyden donated his portion to the Oregon Food Bank, and Merkley to Habitat for Humanity. At least worthy people will benefit from this travesty.

"U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (R-N.Y.)"

Er, I think you mean "U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR). Wouldn't want to confuse people into thinking this slimeball is a Republican.

"I think you mean "U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR). Wouldn't want to confuse people into thinking this slimeball is a Republican."

I think he means Sen. Ron Wyden (D-NY). WYden cares more about what's happening in NYC than here - just like Earl pedaling his bike around Washington having made his millions on OR real estate deals.

Wyden shows up in OR about once a year to get a good dinner at Paleys, then goes back to the kids or the wife's big house in NYC.

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