A federal grand jury indicted outgoing GOP Sen. Trent Lott’s brother-in-law, Richard “Dickie” Scruggs, today “on charges that he and four other men tried to bribe a Mississippi state court judge.” Scruggs and his associates allegedly conspired to “bribe Mississippi Third Circuit Court Judge Henry L. Lackey with at least $40,000 in cash” after “Scruggs’ firm was named as a defendant in a dispute involving $26.5 million in attorneys’ fees.” The group of Mississippi attorneys in the indictment also include a former state auditor and Lott’s nephew Zach.
Not quite the kick in the Lott family jewels we expected, but who knows if there is more to come?
And from one racist republican in trouble we cut to another racist republican in trouble:
I've written several posts about the complete incompetence of Immigration Czar (a.k.a inexperienced Bush crony) Julie Myers but this load of stupidity takes the cake.
Faced with criticism of Myer's approval of her employees walking around in black face Halloween costumes, she pulls yet another idiotic act that only sheds more light on her total ignorance.