Just Say Noe to Thugs
For those who have been following the ethical trials and travails of the GOP, the Buckeye State brings us the latest chapter of the Banana Republicans.
Ohio Republican fundraiser extraordinaire Tom Noe, a Bush pioneer and close supporter of Governor Robert Taft, has been indicted on 53 new counts of stealing over $1 million from a dubious state investment in rare coins. These counts come on top of earlier charges of illegally funneling over $45,000 to President Bush's 2004 reelection campaign. Noe's taint has reached the Governor's mansion, with four aides implicated and Taft himself pleading no contest to four misdemeanor ethic violations.
For all the latest news on the Abramoff/Delay and other Republican scandals, be sure to visit the Perrspectives Document Library. In the mean time, here's the latest body count for the Banana Republicans: