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Can you imagine working for a company that has a little more than 500 employees and has the following statistics:

*29 have been accused of spousal abuse *7 have been arrested for fraud *19 have been accused of writing bad checks *117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses *3 have done time for assault *71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit *14 have been arrested on drug-related charges *8 have been arrested for shoplifting *21 are currently defendants in lawsuits *84 have been arrested for drunk driving in the last year

Can you guess which organization this is?

Give up yet? It's the 535 members of the United States Congress. The same group that crank out hundreds of new laws each year designed to keep the rest of us in line.

-- hillbilly (, April 05, 2001


and those are just the ones that have been caught!

-- David C (, April 05, 2001.

Here is one of many you have missed. And this is the guy who "attack John Ascroft on moral issues?"

Do the "M" thing and get charged with leaving the scene of accident.

On the evening of July 19, 1969, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts drove his Oldsmobile off a wooden bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, drowning his passenger, a young campaign worker named Mary Jo Kopechne. The senator left the scene of the accident, did not report it to the police for many hours, and according to some accounts considered concocting an alibi for himself in the interim.

At the time, Kennedy managed to escape severe legal and political consequences for his actions thanks to his family's connections (which helped to contain the inquest and grand jury) and to a nationally televised "Checkers"-like speech broadcast a week after the accident. But virtually no journalist who has closely examined the evidence fully believes Kennedy's story, and almost 30 years later, the tragedy still trails the senator, with aggressive press investigations revived in five-year anniversary intervals.

Probably more than any other single factor, Chappaquiddick a frenzy without end has ensured that Ted Kennedy would not follow his brother John to the White House.

-- JR (, April 05, 2001.

I've seen this before and it gets me hot under the collar to put it mildly! What I'd like to know is does anybody know who those are that have done the above. The Kennedy thing we all know about, I want to barf every time I see him on TV for whatever the reason! I hate to admit it but I live in MA, soon to be rectified I hope as my sights are firmly set on northern Maine. I would love to see a list with names connected with offenses. The average person gets messed over for the slightest of infractions it seems but these bozos can get away with murder.......literally in some cases!

-- Bob Johnson (, April 05, 2001.

Hillbilly, What is the source of your information?

-- Lynn Goltz (, April 05, 2001.

I remember the check bouncing scandal. It was all over the news for weeks. But quess what, the very next election they were voted right back in. By the voters.

-- Cindy in Ky (, April 05, 2001.

No Cindy, They were voted in by their "hanging chad." James

-- James (, April 05, 2001.

"The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." - Plato -

I truly beleive Mary Jo is a true hero. Her death did wake up America for a very short time.

Most of our "Countryside friends" were just babies during this time. Put the above link in your browser and catch some history which should never go away!

-- James (, April 05, 2001.

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