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Rot Runs Deeper

Philadelphia’s corruption probe that surfaced with bugs in the office of Mayor John Street a few years ago has now nabbed the governor of Puerto Rico, along with several Philadelphians.

But Luis Fraticelli, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s San Juan Field Office, said, “Our democratic system cannot function when public officials act as though they are above the law.

Feldman, who raised more than $1 million for Democrats, including U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. and Gov. Rendell, was a former business partner of Ronald A. White, the late power-broker who was the lead defendant in the Philadelphia corruption case.

In the Philadelphia case, Feldman was not charged. In San Juan, he was charged with one count of conspiracy to violate federal election laws.

This is what happens when you let one party rule a city for decades.

Hat tip to Instapundit

3 Responses to “Rot Runs Deeper”

  1. Wyatt Earp says:

    Yeah, no Republican in 50 years will do that to a town.

  2. Carl in Chicago says:

    Just like Chicago…

  3. joated says:

    I’ve always wondered why, if they rule a city, county or state so completely, they need to raise so much money. It’s not like they have to campaign a great deal and they payoff their party folk with cushy taxpayer provided jobs. So why do they need these huge fundraisers? Cattle futures?

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