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?