Six term Republican Congressman, Bob Ney, joining, Tom "Sweet Sixteen" Foley, "Duke" Cunningham, "Hot Tub" Tom DeLay, and the growing list of Republicans currently under investigation, indicted, jailed, or otherwise disgraced. Once again the name of Jack Abramoff rears its fedora covered head into the picture. Grover Norquist's grubby little hands seem to be in the till also; and lest we forget Bill Frist's SEC adventures are still ongoing.
USA TodaySomewhere in the ether: Barry Goldwater, Teddy Roosevelt, and Dwight Eisenhower are trying to find unopened cans of "Whoop-ass".
Rep. Ney To Enter Guilty Plea
Posted 10/13/2006 8:49 AM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Jack Abramoff influence-peddling investigation claims its first member of Congress with Rep. Bob Ney set to plead guilty to taking bribes.
Ney, an Ohio Republican in his sixth term, faces up to 10 years in prison in a scandal that has tainted the White House as well as Capitol Hill.
With Republicans reeling from the House page scandal, the Abramoff investigation and growing public discontent over President Bush's handling of the Iraq war, some of Ney's House colleagues are threatening to push for his expulsion if he does not resign.
Ney, scheduled enter his plea Friday, signed papers a month ago admitting to charges of conspiracy and making false statements. He also acknowledged that he had deprived the public of his honest services.
About the same time, Ney checked into an alcohol rehabilitation program. If he enters a residential drug abuse program run by the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, he could be eligible for a reduced sentence.
Despite his admission of criminal activity, Ney, 52, is entitled to collect a congressional pension.