Wednesday, September 28, 2005

The Man In The Mirror

Some questions Senator Chuck Schumer should ask himself about the DSCC's invasions of privacy.

by Edward Morrissey - 09/28/2005 - The Weekly Standard (The Daily Standard Web Site)

SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER had just finished his last sputtering of outrage at the nomination of John Roberts to the Supreme Court when news broke that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which he chairs, had a small problem. Newsday and the New York Post both reported that the DSCC was in illegal possession of the credit report for Maryland's Republican Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele. Two of Schumer's staffers, Katie Barge and Lauren Weiner, used Steele's Social Security number to fraudulently get his credit history.

Last year a republican staffer (who did not break the law but transgressed congressional privilege) shared emails that he was given access to. The emails indicated criminal actions by democrat staff in collaborating with outside groups. Chuck Schumer was outraged and demanded the Republican staffer be fired. He was fired, and nothing was ever done about the criminal actions by democratic staffers.

Maybe that is the reason that Schumer's staff felt that this action was okay. Based on Schumers actions to date, it would appear that they are right. They are still on paid leave, and whether anything will ever happen to them is still up in the air. Schumer is still looking to see if he can find some Republican who can be fired for catching them at their criminal activity. After all, that is what happened last time.

Welcome to the double standard of American politics. Democrats are guilty of nothing. Republicans are guilty of everything. Mayor Nagin lets 1000 buses sit idle, then complains about FEMA ..... and Mike Brown gets fired. When can we expect justice in either incident? Don't hold your breath.


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