Karl Rove promised us an October Surprise,and boy did he deliver. Foley, Woodward, the NIE on Iraq, Jim Baker calling for cut-n-run — all we needed were a few corruption reminders.
So today we learn thatdisgraced Republikkkan Congressman Bob Ney has offically plead guilty to charges that could send him to prison for a decade. Then on October 27, less than two weeks before the election, White House staffer David Safavian should learn how long he will be wearing an orange jumpsuit.
The government is pushing for three years in prison for a former Bush administration official found guilty of covering up his relationship with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
Federal prosecutors calculated that [David] Safavian’s sentence should be between 30 and 37 months, based on federal guidelines, and asked that he be sentenced “at the high end of that range.” Safavian could have faced up to five years on each of the four criminal counts in his June conviction. His sentencing is set for Oct. 27.
Heckuva job, Turdblossom!