Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Hmmm...I Wonder

Two stories in the news today about two politicians finding themselves in hot water over campaign finance-related matters.

Which of the following stories will be hailed around here as a victory for truth, integrity, and justice, and receive more media coverage than the Pope's passing and Hurricane Katrina - combined? And which one will be assailed as a racially-motivated witch hunt, and swept under the proverbial rug by the local media faster than you can say "hypocrisy"?

Story #1: State Senator Sued For Unreported Expenses

(AP) The attorney general and the head of the state's campaign finance office filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Sen. Dianne Wilkerson, alleging she had not reported nearly $27,000 in donations and had more than $18,000 in unexplained personal expenses.

Story #2: DeLay Indicted In Campaign Finance Probe

(AP) WASHINGTON A Texas grand jury on Wednesday charged House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, and two political associates with conspiracy in a campaign finance scheme.