Jersey, Machiavelli, a big heart, and the girls
. . . perfect together! Paul Mulshine writes about McGreevey’s scandals
On rare occasions, the quid pro quo might come to light. In last week’s scandal — not to be confused with this week’s scandal — the feds indicted another McGreevey fund-raiser by the name of David D’Amiano. The indictment alleged that those in on a scheme to win a big state buyout for a farm owner would use the term “Machiavellian” to signal the farmer that they were in on the deal. Among those using the term was McGreevey.
DynamoBuzz has a round-up on the round-ups, and a post on New Jersey Commerce Secretary William Watley’s resignation after being charged with nepotism & confict of interest. Parkway Rest Stop writes that Kusher’s in the soup, but The New York Times, on the other hand, feels that Kushner, the Democratic Donor Is Known for Short Temper and Big Heart. Big heart? The man entraps his brother-in-law to prevent him from cooperating with a Federal investigation AND then sends the video to his own sister and he has a BIG HEART?? Media bias, you ask? The NYT does manage to mention that
“On Tuesday, Mr. Kushner was charged with obstructing a federal investigation into his business dealings and political contributions by hiring prostitutes to try to seduce two men he believed were cooperating with federal prosecutors in the case.
One of the prostitutes succeeded in the seduction plan and the result was a videotape, which federal investigators said Mr. Kushner and his co-conspirators secretly made, then mailed to the man’s wife – Mr. Kushner’s sister Esther. According to the complaint, the act was in retaliation for his brother-in-law’s actions and to discourage further cooperation into the continuing investigation into campaign contributions that Mr. Kushner had made to Gov. James E. McGreevey and other prominent Democrats.
Among the “other prominent Democrats” are Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York, Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts and Sen. Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut, according to FEC [Federal Election Commission] records. The FEC fined Kushner $508,900 last month for contributing money improperly to candidates in the names of his companies. That’s what a big heart gets you.