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Basil
01-20-2003, 05:55 PM
Only in America!

Jessie Jackson has added former Chicago democratic congressman Mel Reynolds to Rainbow/PUSH Coalition's payroll. Reynolds was among the 176 criminals excused in President Clinton's last-minute forgiveness spree.

Reynolds received a commutation of his six-and-a-half-year federal sentence for 15 convictions of wire fraud, bank fraud and lies to the Federal Election Commission. He is more notorious, however, for concurrently serving five years for sleeping with an underage campaign volunteer.

This is a first in American politics: An ex-congressman who had sex with a subordinate, won clemency from a president who had sex with a subordinate, then was hired by a clergyman who had sex with a subordinate.

His new job? Youth counselor. graemlins/hammer.gif

Henri
01-20-2003, 06:38 PM
Well...you said it..."Only In America"... graemlins/hammer.gif

Actually there are some strange things that happen all over the world...remember Castro...he was called a "freedom-fighter" once...

And there are plenty more of these kinds of examples...maybe we don't have a corner on the market after all... images/icons/rolleyes.gif

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MikeP
01-21-2003, 02:59 PM
Gee, and they wonder why we're cynical about public officals and self proclaimed leaders...