Monday, December 8, 2008

Bye Bye "Cold Cash" Jefferson

The stench emanating from Congress while congressman William Jefferson remained in office was partially deodorized with the election of Anh “Joseph” Cao to represent the 2nd congressional district in New Orleans. Cao will be the first American from Vietnamese descent elected to the House of Representatives.

Jefferson’s defeat was attributed to low turnout. In the primaries held on November 4, Jefferson got 57% of the vote. Many attribute this to his running on the coattails of Obama. If this is so, then it is a sad comment on New Orleans and the voters of this beautiful, fun and corrupt city.

Let’s hope that from now on cold cash remains just an expression rather than the literal meaning given by Jefferson and his $90,000 in the freezer.

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