- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 8, 2009

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Another day, another Democrat caught up in a national scandal. That hardly warrants “breaking news” these days.

It would not be big news except for the fact that the latest scandal involves a politician who is not only a sitting governor, but who was also a candidate for the presidency and who was nominated by President-elect Barack Obama to an important Cabinet post.

That would be New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who withdrew his name for consideration on Sunday, ostensibly to ease concern that a federal grand jury investigation into whether or not his campaign was involved in a “pay-for-play” scheme would delay confirmation by the U.S. Senate.

Why does that sound so familiar and soooooooDemocratic Party?

Does the name Rod R. Blagojevich, the embattled governor of Illinois, ring a bell? How about the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN)?

JOHN W. LILLPOP

San Jose, Calif.

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