Another Republican going to jail...

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    Mar 09, 2012 9:44 PM GMT
    I guess he considers spending campaign cash on iPads for his kids "family values". If we're lucky, he'll endorse Romney as they lead him away in cuffs.

    HuffPostouth Carolina Lt. Gov. Ken Ard resigned Friday amid a criminal investigation into his use of campaign funds.

    Ard, who was elected in 2010 alongside Republican Gov. Nikki Haley, was accused of spending campaign funds on personal items and charged last year with 107 ethics violations by the State Ethics Commission. After winning election, Ard used leftover money from his campaign to pay for iPads, clothing, food and a family vacation, among other items.

    The ethics commission forced Ard to pay about $70,000 in fines and reimbursements, the second largest ethics fine in state history. Last July, the ethics case became a criminal one after South Carolina's attorney general, Alan Wilson, referred Ard's case to a grand jury.

    Wilson is scheduled to give a press conference Friday afternoon to discuss the grand jury investigation into Ard's improper expenditures.

    In a letter sent to Haley and state senators on Friday, Ard apologized for his actions and took responsibility for failing to make sure the money was properly spent.

    "During my campaign, it was my responsibility to make sure things were done correctly," he wrote. "I did not do that. There are no excuses nor is there need to share blame. It is my fault that the events of the past year have taken place."

    He concluded, "Once again, I am deeply sorry and take full responsibility for the entire situation."


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/09/ken-ard-resigns-south-carolina-criminal-investigation_n_1334890.html?ref=politics
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    Mar 10, 2012 12:26 AM GMT
    JPtheBITCH saidThey should really replace the elephant symbol with this:

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    LOL
    The poor elephants certainly deserve a party that will represent them better!
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    Mar 10, 2012 2:27 AM GMT
    JPtheBITCH saidThey should really replace the elephant symbol with this:

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    This might be a great new brand for the GOP:
    It's very representative of the "in your face" values style which they are presenting.

    alien-facehugger.jpg







    Or, perhaps this:
    Capturing the "alien" and "serpentine" nature which comes through their platform.
    ChestBurster.jpg



    Nah. Maybe they should just stick to what they know works, but tune it with some new "stars".
    GOP_Pentagram.jpg





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    Mar 10, 2012 4:07 AM GMT
    Good riddance!
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    Mar 10, 2012 7:38 PM GMT
    Lets stop and think for a moment of all those democrats who never did go to jail.

    Ted Kennedy comes straight to mind; maybe even JFK should of for the death of another women; Norma Jean. Oh we know this list goes on; and on.
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    Mar 11, 2012 8:48 PM GMT
    TrueBlueAussie saidLets stop and think for a moment of all those democrats who never did>

    Ted Kennedy comes straight to mind; maybe even JFK should of for the death of another women; Norma Jean. Oh we know this list goes on; and on.



    Gee, I don't remember Ted Kennedy or John F. Kennedy being indicted for any crimes.
    Since you claim that, "the list goes on and on," please do all of us a favor by posting the entire list.
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    Mar 11, 2012 9:08 PM GMT
    Webster666 said
    TrueBlueAussie saidLets stop and think for a moment of all those democrats who never did>

    Ted Kennedy comes straight to mind; maybe even JFK should of for the death of another women; Norma Jean. Oh we know this list goes on; and on.



    Gee, I don't remember Ted Kennedy or John F. Kennedy being indicted for any crimes.
    Since you claim that, "the list goes on and on," please do all of us a favor by posting the entire list.


    He can't...
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    Mar 12, 2012 6:05 PM GMT
    Yup.
    There's a culture of corruption in the GOP.

    And we're seeing more and more unethical dirty doings from the Repub majority in the House.

    http://dccc.org/index.php/corrupt

    Boehner promised "zero tolerance" for ethics violations - but it was just another broken promise!
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    Mar 12, 2012 10:36 PM GMT
    RickRick91 saidYup.
    There's a culture of corruption in the GOP.

    And we're seeing more and more unethical dirty doings from the Repub majority in the House.

    http://dccc.org/index.php/corrupt

    Boehner promised "zero tolerance" for ethics violations - but it was just another broken promise!


    "Corruption"? Does that word really describe the culture of the GOP adequately enough?

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    Mar 12, 2012 11:07 PM GMT
    GAMRican said
    RickRick91 saidYup.
    There's a culture of corruption in the GOP.

    And we're seeing more and more unethical dirty doings from the Repub majority in the House.

    http://dccc.org/index.php/corrupt

    Boehner promised "zero tolerance" for ethics violations - but it was just another broken promise!


    "Corruption"? Does that word really describe the culture of the GOP adequately enough?






    LOL

    Not by itself.
    It's an accurate description - but it's certainly doesn't completely describe the current day Repub party's faults.