Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Grand Old Police Blotter: Kansas edition

While Bob Taft and all of his corrupt cronies appear to be finally getting the treatment they deserve in Ohio, my also deeply red state is trying to put another scummy Republican behind bars (Reg. required):
Former congressional candidate Adam Taff was indicted by a federal grand jury today on a charge that he used political contributions for personal use.

Taff, 40, of Lake Quivira, and John D. Myers, 48, of Leawood, also were charged with one count of wire fraud.

Myers operated a mortgage company that employed Taff, and the two allegedly were involved in a scheme to allow Taff to fraudulently obtain a mortgage to purchase Myers’ house, according to the indictment handed down by a grand jury in Kansas City, Kan.

The indictment alleges that the events occurred between November 2003 and February 2004.

Taff twice unsuccessfully ran for the Kansas 3rd Congressional District seat now held by Dennis Moore.
I'll bet his mother's pissed.

He began as a Naval Aviator, fresh out of law school. After eleven years of active duty and an armful of military medals and ribbons, he remained in the sky as a United Airlines pilot. It wasn't until after the 9/11 tragedy that Adam Taff became grounded in the pursuit of a political career. "I realized how much I still deeply wanted to serve my country." He ran on the Republican ticket in the 2002 election for Kansas's Third Congressional District, and though outspent 5 to 1, Taff lost by a mere 3 percentage points to the incumbent. Taff's campaign was bolstered by his experience working as a liaison to foreign air forces in creating aviation programs, along with a strong background in economics as a National Program Development Director for National Mortgage Company.

"My mother raised me in the KC area with the values that make us all proud to call this our hometown--hard work, honesty, integrity, respect for others, and the virtue of giving back to our community," says Taff.
Lately, whenever Republicans start talking about "honesty and integrity," I just start giggling and think, "I wonder what he'll be indicted for..."


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