John McCaslin

"Two weeks ago the governor of Illinois was removed from office," the congressman notes, referring to the embattled Rod R. Blagojevich. "All three television networks ran full reports on the story the same night and again the following morning. Not one report mentioned that he is a Democrat."


"The same has been true of numerous other Democrats recently embroiled in scandal," he continues. "CNN ignored the party affiliation of the Democratic mayor of Baltimore as news broke that she had been indicted. The [Associated Press] did the same while covering the indictment of the former Democratic mayor of Detroit. And in the aftermath of his sex scandal, network newscasts apparently forgot that the former governor of New York is a Democrat."

He is referring to Baltimore "Democratic" Mayor Sheila A. Dixon, recently charged with 12 counts of felony theft, perjury, fraud and misconduct in office; Detroit "Democratic" ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who was just released from prison after serving a sentence for lying; and former New York "Democratic" Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who resigned from office last year after spending time with a $1,000-an-hour call girl who went by the street name Ashley Alexandra Dupre.


"Let us work together because people won't remember how fast we fixed this problem. They will, however, remember how well we fixed it."

- Rep. Denny Rehberg, Montana Republican, speaking of the so-called economic stimulus package now before Congress

John McCaslin

John McCaslin is a contributing columnist on and author of Inside The Beltway: Offbeat Stories, Scoops, and Shenanigans from around the Nation's Capital .

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