Friday, June 02, 2006

Americans are just against corruption

Regardless of party or race.

(Bloomberg) -- Most Americans say the Federal Bureau of Investigation should be allowed to search a Congress member's office if it has a warrant, according to an ABC News poll.

The FBI has come under congressional scrutiny for searching the offices last month of Representative William Jefferson, a Louisiana Democrat, in the first such raid in U.S. history.

Eighty-six percent of the public sided with the FBI, with 78 percent of Democrats and 94 percent of Republicans backing the law enforcement agency, the poll found. The May 26-30 survey of 1,044 adults had a 3 percentage-point error margin.

Jefferson is under investigation for allegedly demanding more than $400,000 from Kentucky businessman Vernon Jackson to help him obtain telecommunications contracts in Africa. Jackson pleaded guilty May 3 to bribing Jefferson. The congressman has denied wrongdoing and hasn't been charged with a crime.

Of course the funniest part was that the cash wash in his freezer. I love it... You'd think we'd fallen in to an episode of the Sopranos. Next thing you know our elected representatives will be holding secret meetings in the Bing.