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Same Ol’ Same Ol’

Posted by Mark on December 10, 2006

In the South, that’s our colloquial response to most everything. And in New Orleans….despite Katrina….it really is the same ol, same ol:

U.S. Rep. William Jefferson easily defeated his fellow Democratic opponent in a runoff election Saturday, despite an ongoing federal bribery investigation.

In complete but unofficial returns, Jefferson, Louisiana’s first black congressman since Reconstruction, received 57 percent of the vote over state Rep. Karen Carter, who had 43 percent.

Carter was unable to capitalize on a scandal that included allegations the FBI found $90,000 in bribe money in Jefferson’s freezer.

In a concession speech, Carter embraced family members and pledged to work with Jefferson, especially on the area’s recovery from Hurricane Katrina.

“I guess the people are happy with the status-quo,” she said.

I wrote about Jefferson back in May. Hmmm….I guess his constituency saw no problem with his behavior (nor did they bringing back Mayor Chocolate).

Bribery, crime, corruption, racketeering….same ol’, same ol’.

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