View Full Version : Yet another democrook busted for nepotism!

08-29-2010, 04:53 PM
I actually yearn for the good old days when our leftist members were so intent on integrity in congress that they saw imaginary scandals everywhere. Today they seem content to see who can bury their collectivist head the deepest in the sand.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Longtime Dallas congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson has awarded thousands of dollars in college scholarships to four relatives and a top aide's two children since 2005, using foundation funds set aside for black lawmakers' causes.

<span style='font-size: 11pt'>The recipients were ineligible under anti-nepotism rules of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, which provided the money. And all of the awards violated a foundation requirement that scholarship winners live or study in a caucus member's district.</span>

Johnson, a <span style='font-size: 14pt'>Democrat</span>, denied any favoritism when asked about the scholarships last week. <span style='font-size: 11pt'>Two days later, she acknowledged in a statement released by her office that she had violated the rules</span> but said she had done so "unknowingly" and would work with the foundation to "rectify the financial situation." ...

Her handling of the scholarships puts a rare spotlight on the program and how it is overseen. Caucus members have great leeway in how they pick winners and how aggressively they publicize the awards. Some lawmakers promote the program online, for instance, while Johnson does not.

<span style='font-size: 11pt'>Philanthropy experts said such lax oversight of scholarship money doesn't match the standards for charities.</span> ...

The foundation's general counsel, Amy Goldson, said Saturday that<span style='font-size: 14pt'> the scholarships Johnson awarded violated eligibility rules regarding relatives</span> and residency and are "of great concern." ...

Scholarships have gone to two of the congresswoman's grandsons, Kirk and David Johnson; to two of her great-nephews, Gregory and Preston Moore; and to Givens' son and daughter. Givens did not respond to requests for comment, and none of the scholarship recipients could be reached. ...

Goldson, the foundation attorney, said the rules make clear that applicants cannot be related to any member of the black caucus, the foundation's staff, directors, members of its corporate advisory council or any sponsor, a list that includes scores of major companies. "Any misrepresentation will result in disqualification of the application," she said.

Each caucus member who participates in the foundation's scholarship program is responsible for publicizing the competition locally. Some do so more aggressively than others. Many list the opportunity on their official U.S. House websites, often under a tab dedicated to "students."

Johnson's website makes no mention of the scholarships. ...

The recipients' colleges Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Baylor in Waco, Texas Christian in Fort Worth, Texas State in San Marcos and Sam Houston State in Huntsville also fall outside any district held by a caucus member. ...

SOURCES: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation; Dallas Morning News research </div></div>
Where does it end? Is this in reality the most corrupt congress ever? (http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/082910dntexcongress.2c049bb.html)


08-29-2010, 08:20 PM
They dont see it from the ivory tower.

08-29-2010, 08:31 PM
There is absolutely no integrety left in Washington...They are all drunk with power, and the huge sums of money available at their fingertips (our money, by the way).

If we don't make some serious changes in Washington real soon, I don't think the country can survive.


08-29-2010, 08:46 PM
If I was you I would contact the Bush family and complain. They will know what to do.


08-30-2010, 02:59 AM
Still trying to use the old standard of B-B-B-BUT B-B-B-BOOOOSH!!!!

How about discussing the topic ... or better yet explaining why you will always give anyone wearing (D) a pass?