Monday, February 9, 2009

A Story Behind The Story?

As with the Valerie Plame case, I can't help but wonder if this news story about Michael Steele and alleged improper payments to his sister has another level to the story.

In the Plame case I always thought that what really should be investigated was why a mid-level CIA employee was sending her husband to Nigeria at the tax payers expense so he could come back and write an attack New York Times op-ed about President George Bush. Instead of suing Scooter Libby and VP Dick Chaney, Valerie Plame should have been investigated and sent to jail for her actions.

Now we have the Michael Steele case in which he supposedly made improper payments to his sister from his campaign funds. Allegations made by a convicted felon trying to get a reduced sentence. Allegations that so impressed the prosecutors that they did not reduce his sentence for his bomb-shell information.

What is most amazing about this though is that these allegations were made before October of last year but we did not hear about them until now.

How did we hear about this information?

The charges were made in a confidential sentencing memorandum sent by the U.S. Attorney's office in Maryland inadvertently along with other documents requested by the Post.

Now this was after Michael Steele was elected Chairman of the RNC and promised to shake up the political landscape and make the GOP more competitive. Does this seem like an incredible coincidence to anyone else?

Far be it for me to cast aspersions but I can't help but think about Joe the plumber.

What are your thoughts?


Larry T. Durham said...

It appears that the MSM kept that little nugget back for future consumption.

I absolutely agree that Plame and Wilson should have recieved a rectal exam for their part in that whole affair.

Damn the lot of 'em.

shoprat said...

He is guilty of an unforgivable crime. He is a black and Republican and therefore cannot be innocent.

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Yup...Dems trying to hold the black man down!

Chuck said...

Larry, agreed. I believe Plame and Wilson had to violate either federal law or CIA internal rules

Shoprat, come on, being Republican is enough :)

Wordsmith, funny