Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., has been named the most corrupt person in America by the public-interest watchdog group Judicial Watch.
Sen. Hillary Clinton named ‘most corrupt’ of 2002
The former first lady edged out her husband, ex-President Bill Clinton, for top honors in the group’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ list for 2002.
This year’s ranking includes eight Democrats, three Republicans, one businessperson – former Enron CEO Kenneth Lay – and an honorable mention for Texas Congressman Tom DeLay, another Republican.
The entire listing is as follows, complete with reasons and comments provided by Judicial Watch:
- Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y.: Like a modern-day Gollum, Mrs. Clinton’s quest for political brass rings frequently descends into evil, from Whitewater to FBI Filegate to Travelgate to taking over two million dollars in illegal contributions for her Senate campaign from Judicial Watch client Peter Paul. Judicial Watch’s quest is to throw her ring into the judicial “Cracks of Doom.”
- Bill Clinton, D: The “King of Corruption” for eight tawdry years, Judicial Watch looks forward to taking Mr. Clinton’s testimony under oath in the Dolly Kyle Browning-vs.-Clinton case, and many others.
- Former FBI Director Louis Freeh, R: The most corrupt and inept FBI Director in the history of the agency, Freeh recently suffered a blow from the Supreme Court, refusing to acknowledge his claim of immunity in a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch on behalf of former Energy Department Director of Intelligence, Notra Trulock.
- Jesse Jackson, D: Judicial Watch sued the so-called “Reverend” Jesse Jackson, his son Jonathan and others for alleged civil-rights violations and assault and battery on behalf of conservative black activist Rev. Jesse Lee Petersen.
- Rep. Richard Gephardt, D-Mo.: Judicial Watch sued Gephardt and his campaign staff for alleged assault, civil-rights violations, abuse of process and other wrongdoings on behalf of Bill Federer, who ran for – and nearly won – Gephardt’s seat in 2000.
- DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe: Parlayed $100,000 into $18 million in the bankrupt Global Crossing. Judicial Watch is suing McAuliffe over his alleged shady ties with Global Crossing.
- Former IRS Commissioner Charles Rossotti, R: Used the Internal Revenue Service as a political weapon that would have made even Richard Nixon proud.
- Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss.: A supreme embarrassment to the nation even before his recent foot-in-mouth statement at Strom Thurmond’s 100th birthday, Lott was instrumental in making the impeachment trial of Bill Clinton a total joke.
- Sen. Robert Torricelli, D-N.J.: Like “The Godfather’s” Sen. Geary, “The Torch” couldn’t find an offer or a big-screen TV that he couldn’t refuse. His corrupt career on Capitol Hill presently sleeps with fishes.
- Sen. Tom Daschle, D-S.D.: Judicial Watch has filed Freedom of Information Act requests to uncover Sen. Daschle and his wife Linda’s role in the selection of faulty bomb-detecting equipment for the airline industry.
- Former Enron CEO Kenneth Lay: The disgraced “Kenny-boy,” used investors money in Enron like his own personal cookie jar, playing the fiddle while this Houston-based company burned.
- Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif.: For his tireless efforts to obstruct justice whenever Democrat wrongdoing is involved.
- Honorable Mention: Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas: “The Hammer” smashed his thumb when he tried to sell White House access to contributors a la Lincoln bedroom-style.
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