Friday, October 13, 2006

Now, will Green finally dump Ney?

NOW, will Congressman Mark Green finally call on his good buddy Ney to resign? Based on past performance, don't count on it -- although Green usually follows Hastert so closely that if Hastert stops too quickly Green might break his nose. AP:
Rep. Ney Pleads Guilty; GOP Vows Ouster

The Associated Press
Friday, October 13, 2006; 1:07 PM

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Bob Ney pleaded guilty Friday in the Jack Abramoff influence-peddling investigation, the first lawmaker to confess to crimes in an election-year scandal that has stained the Republican-controlled Congress and the Bush administration.

Standing before Judge Ellen S. Huvelle, Ney pleaded guilty to conspiracy and making false statements. He acknowledged taking money, gifts and favors in return for official actions on behalf of Abramoff and his clients.


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