Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Mark Green's buddy Ney in deep trouble

Aside from Jack Abramoff and Tom DeLay, who's the guy in the most trouble today over the Abramoff scandal?

It's an Ohio Congressman -- a Republican, of course -- named Bob Ney.

If that name sounds familiar, it's because he was in Milwaukee not too long ago, at the invitation of his good buddy Mark Green, to hold a phony hearing on voter fraud and tell people in Wisconsin to clean up their act.

Ney is also famous as the guy who brought Freedom Fries to the House cafeteria.

Green, I expect, will say he never heard of Ney and wouldn't know him if he knocked on Green's front door.

The LA Times says The Heat Is Now on Ohio Rep. Ney. And here's a chart showing just what kind of problems Ney might have.

Is this guilt by association? Well, Green could easily get some distance from everyone involved. He could simply give back DeLay's $30,000 and say that Ney should step down as chair of the House Administration Committee -- they call him the mayor of Capitol Hill -- until the case is resolved. Watch and see.


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