The Record of Republican Corruption :
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This Page 2 deals with GOP Corruption at the state and local levels
See Page 1   for GOP corruption at the national level.
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Republican "Paragons of Virtue" at the State or Local Levels :

Corrupt Republican Governors :

  • California's Arnold Schwarzenegger is so much bigger than other public figures that it takes a whole web site to cover his [immorality: AND corruption:   www.ArnoldExposed.com
  • [corruption:] Connecticut's John Rowland resigned in disgrace and was sentenced to Federal prison after being convicted of corruption in 2004. Also involved with his crimes were the state Treasurer, Paul Sylvester, and Ben Andrews, the former longtime leader of the Connecticut chapter of the N.A.A.C.P., which shows why kind of African Americans become Republican politicians.
  • [corruption:] Ohio's Bob Taft III pleaded no contest in Aug. 2005 to charges that he violated state ethics laws, becoming the first governor in the state's history to be convicted of a crime.
  • [corruption:] Kentucky's Ernie Fletcher indicted in job scandal in May, 2006. Like Republican Gov, of Arkansas, Fletcher was an ordained Baptist minister.
  • [corruption:] Illinois George Ryan was found guilty by a federal jury of all 18 counts or bribery and corruption against him, ending an historic, marathon public corruption trial in April 2006, and he was sentenced in Sept. to 6 1/2 years in prison.

Corrupt state and local Republican politicos :

  • [ immorality] In the Fall of 2009, yet another conservative Christian Republican fell from grace. Assemblymen Michael Duvall, from Yorba Linda, CA., made the mistake of bragging before a "hot mike" to a fellow legislator, about his sexual conquests with female lobbyists, at "the head table" of a legislative hearing room, . This champion opponent of gay equality was a married man with two children who had earned a 100% rating for good Christian family values organizations. Now, he's joined the cavalcade of disgraced hypocritical Republican former politiicians.
  • [immorality:] Republican activist Marty Glickman (a.k.a.  "Republican Marty"): used to demonstrate in front of the Capital in Tallahassee, FL, with large signs and banners, denouncing the "filthy morals" of Bill Clinton. Not long after Bill left office, Republican Marty was arrested for having extended, multiple sexual contacts between himself and two girls, aged 13-14, delivering the drug LSD.  On the way to the Police Station, he keeled over dead in the Police car, after downing the contents of a bottle of drain cleaner.
  • [corruption:] Former Alaska state Rep. Vic Kohring was convicted in Nov. 2007 on three of four counts of corruption for selling influence to Veco Corp. executives. A federal jury found him guilty of conspiracy, attempted extortion and bribery. [ http://www.adn.com/news/politics/fbi/kohring/story/9418965p-9335214c.html ]
  • [corruption:] Former Speaker of the Alaska House, Pete Kott, was found guilty on three of the four charges brought against him. On December 7, 2007 he was sentenced to six years in prison
  • [corruption:] Fomer Alaska Republican state Representative Vic Kohring was sentenced last week to 42 months in prison for taking bribes as part of a scheme to keep Alaska oil taxes down. In November 2007 a jury convicted Kohring of bribery, attempted extortion, and conspiracy for soliciting and receiving multiple cash payments from executives of VECO Corporation,
  • [corruption:] Tom Anderson was convicted on seven counts of conspiracy and bribery on July 9th, 2007. On October 15th, he was sentenced to five years in prison.
  • [corruption:] Ben Stevens, the son of extremely powerful U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens was appointed to the Alaska State Senate in August 2001, was the Majority Leader for the 2003-2004 term, and the President for the 2005-2006 term, and did not seek re-election in November 2006, when he was under investigation for corruption. Charges were still pending as of Nov. 2007. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Stevens.
  • [immorality:] Republican California Assemblyman Steve Samuelian, who ran as a "conservative's conservative" and is a married man, has been caught by police a second time (first time in1998) attempting to solicit sex from prostitutes in Fresno,California. 
  • [immorality:] Republican activist Randal David Ankeney, arrested on suspicion of sexual assault on a child with force. He faces 6 charges related to getting a 13-year-old girl stoned on pot and then having sex with her. Also accused of sexually assaulting another girl.
    Gay sex scandal rocks Spokane
    By Chris McGann and Kathy Mulady
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer reporters
    Friday, May 6, 2005
            Spokane Mayor Jim West, who championed an anti-gay agenda during his tenure as one of the most powerful Republicans in the Legislature, admitted to using the trappings of his current office to entice what he thought was a young adult man, but denied allegations that he molested two young boys more than 20 years ago.
            West confirmed to The Spokesman-Review of Spokane that he offered gifts, favors and a City Hall internship during Internet chats with a man he believed was 18.  The online pen pal was actually a forensic computer expert working for the newspaper.  After the story hit the newsstands yesterday, West sent city staffers a remorseful e-mail. . .
            In more than 20 years in the Legislature, West had initiated legislation to outlaw sexual contact between consenting teenagers; supported a bill that would have barred gays and lesbians from working for schools, day care centers and some state agencies; voted to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman; and, as Senate majority leader, allowed a bill that would ban discrimination against gays and lesbians to die in committee without a hearing.
            As Spokane mayor, West threatened to veto a measure extending benefits to domestic partners of city employees."
    [ from http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/223201_west06.html ]
            20 years earlier Spokane was rocked with a huge scandal in which a police officer and boy scout leader was under investigation for molesting a number of boys, but committed suicide before he could be prosecuted. At that time the very close partner of that man, as both police officer and boy scout leader, Jim West, was not suspected of wrong-doing. West went on to become a very conservative Republican legislator and then Mayor of Spokane.
    [ from http://www.spokesmanreview.com/jimwest/story.asp?ID=050505_westmain ]

    "Noe guilty 29 times; former-coin dealer
    will face a minimum of 10 years in state prison"
            (Tom Noe is easy to confuse with the Congressman Bob Ney, also from Ohio, who pleaded guilty in the Jack Abramoff influence-peddling investigation, and resigned from Congress in the same year, 2006.  Tom Noe was a very prominent Republican contributor and beneficiary of public benefits.)

            "Noe was found guilty of two theft counts, 18 forgery counts, four money laundering counts, four tampering with records counts, and one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, the most serious crime. . .
            The verdict marks the second time in less than two months that Noe was judged guilty.
            U.S. District Judge David Katz sentenced Noe to 27 months in prison on Sept. 12 for violating federal campaign finance law. Noe illegally poured more than $45,000 into the re-election campaign of President Bush in 2003.
            That same year Noe had secured a federal appointment as well: The Bush administration appointed him to the chairmanship of an important committee at the U.S. Mint."

            ( Bush's extremely narrow win in Ohio in 2004 is what made him President of the United States for another four years.)
    [ http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/ article?AID=/20061114/NEWS02/611140364 ]


    "G.O.P.  Fundraiser Admits to Child Porn"
    Gets Probation in Case in Baltimore
    By Michael Laris
    Washington Post Staff Writer

    April 24, 2003
    "Republican activist Richard A. Delgaudio, a longtime Northern Virginia–based fundraiser for conservative causes and personalities, was sentenced to two years' probation after pleading guilty to a child pornography charge.  Delgaudio was charged with taking sexually explicit photographs of a 16-year-old girl.  He paid the girl – a single mother and high school dropout – by the hour for photo shoots at the Deluxe Plaza Motel in Baltimore, according to court documents and Baltimore City Police Detective Randy Wynn, who investigated the case."
    www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A27774-2003Apr23.html


            "West Virginia state mining officials concluded Thursday that a fatal mine accident in January could have been prevented, placing blame on a huge coal company run by one of the country's biggest Republican donors, Don Blankenship, the chairman, CEO and president of the Massey Energy Company of Richmond, Va.
            He has spent millions of dollars to promote Republican candidates and causes in this year's election.
            The report on the fatal mine accident cites "168 notices of violations" in Massey Energy's Aracoma Mine that led to the deaths of two miners, according to the investigation issued by the West Virginia Office of Miner's Health, Safety and Training.
            The scathing report came just days before Tuesday's election, in which Blankenship has played a major role.
            In September and October alone, Blankenship has spent $2,041,510 of his own money to place television commercials, billboards and newspaper advertisements on behalf of Republican candidates in West Virginia, according to state election records reviewed by ABC News.
            "Blankenship has a company that has killed people, hurts people and is using political power to try to line up friendly judges and a friendly legislature," says Norm Steenstra, the executive director of the Mountain State Education and Research Foundation, a non-profit group that advocates campaign reform measures.
            Blankenship's extraordinarily large expenditures are legal under West Virginia and federal election laws because the money is steered through a non-profit group he established, "And for the Sake of the Kids."
            Blankenship has backed more than 40 candidates in this year's election, almost all of whom are considered to be pro-business and in favor of revamping what is considered the state's "plaintiff friendly" environment."

    http://blogs.abcnews.com/theblotter/2006/11/mine_deaths_bla.html

Here are still more, that I missed, from armchairsubversive.com :

  • [immorality:] Republican Commissioner ( of Richland County, Ohio ) David Swartz pleaded guilty to molesting two girls under the age of 11 and was sentenced to 8 years in prison.
  • [immorality:] Republican Speaker of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives, Edison Misla Aldarondo was sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping his daughter between the ages of 9 and 17.
  • [immorality:] State Senator Paul Stanley (Tenn) who ran on family values had to resign in July, 2009 after being caught in a sexual relationship with a 22-year old legislative intern.
  • [immorality:] Republican Committeeman John R. Curtain was charged with molesting a teenage boy and unlawful sexual contact with a minor.
  • [immorality:] Republican anti-abortion activist Howard Scott Heldreth anti-abortion activist who gained fame during the Schiavo media-circus, was convicted of two charges of raping a child in 2002 .
  • [immorality:] An anti-abortion activist Nicholas Morency, who was not likely a Democrat, pleaded guilty offering a bounty to anybody who murders an abortion doctor and to possessing child pornography on his computer.
  • [immorality:] Republican campaign consultant Tom Shortridge was sentenced to three years probation for taking nude photographs of a 15-year old girl.
  • [immorality:] Republican pastor Mike Hintz,a First Assembly of God youth pastor whom George W. Bush commended during the 2004 presidential campaign, surrendered to police after admitting to a sexual affair with a female juvenile.
  • [immorality:] Republican legislator Peter Dibble pleaded no contest to having an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old girl.
  • [immorality:] Republican advertising consultant Carey Lee Cramer was charged with molesting his 9-year old step-daughter after including her in an anti-Gore television commercial.
  • [immorality:] Republican lobbyist Craig J. Spence organized child sex parties at the White House during the 1980s.
  • [immorality:] Republican activist and Christian Coalition leader Beverly Russell admitted to an incestuous relationship with his step daughter, the Susan Smith who drowned her adorable two sons "in cold blood" in a South Carolina lake in 1995.
  • [immorality:] Republican Judge Ronald C. Kline was placed under house arrest for child molestation and possession of child pornography.
  • [immorality:] Republican preacher Stephen White, who demanded a return to traditional values, was sentenced to jail after offering $20 to a 14-year-old boy for permission to perform oral sex on him.
  • [immorality:] Republican talk show host Jon Matthews pleaded guilty to exposing his genitals to an 11 year old girl.
  • [immorality:] Republican anti-gay activist Earl "Butch" Kimmerling was sentenced to 40 years in prison for molesting an 8-year old girl after he attempted to stop a gay couple from adopting her.
  • [immorality:] Republican Party leader Paul Ingram pleaded guilty to six counts of raping his daughters and served 14 years in federal prison.
  • [immorality:] Republican election board official Kevin Coan was sentenced to two years probation for soliciting sex over the internet from a 14-year old girl.
  • [immorality:] Republican Tennessee State Representative, Keith Westmoreland was arrested on seven felony counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition to girls under the age of 16 (i.e. exposing himself to children). He committed suicide before he could be prosecuted.
  • [immorality:] Republican anti-abortion activist John Allen Burt was found guilty of molesting a 15-year old girl at the home for troubled girls that he ran.
  • [immorality:] Republican County Councilman Keola Childs pleaded guilty to molesting a male child.
  • [immorality:] Republican candidate Richard Gardner,a Nevada State Representative, admitted to molesting his two daughters.
  • [immorality:] Republican Councilman and former Marine Jack W. Gardner had been convicted of molesting a 13-year old girl. when the Republican Party, knowing of these crimes, put him on the ballot.
  • [immorality:] Republican County Commissioner Merrill Robert Barter pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual contact and assault on a teenage boy.
  • [immorality:] Republican City Councilman Fred C. Smeltzer, Jr. pleaded no contest to raping a 15 year-old girl and served 6-months in prison.
  • [immorality:] Republican activist Parker J. Bena pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography on his home computer and was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison and fined $18,000.
  • [immorality:] Republican parole board officer and former Colorado state representative, Larry Jack Schwarz, was fired after child pornography was found in his possession.With his political career over, he went to work in the hard-core pornography industry for Platinum X Pictures, owned by his daughter, porn starlet Jewel De'Nyle (Stephany Schwarz).
  • [immorality:] Republican strategist and Citadel Military College graduate Robin Vanderwall,director of Faith & Family Alliance, (a Christian Coalition spin off), former student of Pat Robertson's Regent University, member of Ralph Reed's inner circle who funneled money to from lobbyist Jack Abramoff to Reed, was convicted in Virginia on five counts of soliciting sex from boys and girls over the internet.
  • [corruption:] See Great-Liberal-Insights.Org/about/RalphReedGQ.html
  • [immorality:] Republican city councilman Mark Harris, who is described as a "good military man" and "church goer," was convicted of repeatedly having sex with an 11-year-old girl and sentenced to 12 years in prison.
  • [immorality:] Republican director of the "Young Republican Federation" Nicholas Elizondo molested his 6-year old daughter and was sentenced to six years in prison.
  • [immorality:] Republican president of the New York City Housing Development Corp. Russell Harding pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography on his computer.
  • [immorality:] Republican benefactor of conservative Christian groups, Richard A. Dasen Sr., 62, who is married with grown children and several grandchildren, allegedly told police that over the past decade he paid more than $1 million to have sex with a large number of young women. He was found guilty of raping a 15-year old girl, and his sentences added up to 126 years in prison.
  • [immorality:] Republican teacher and former city councilman John Collins of Asbury Park, New Jersey plead guilty to sexually molesting 13 and 14 year old girls.
  • [immorality:] Mike Bowers Former State Attorney General, prosecuted the famous Bowers vs. Hardwick case, based on Georgia anti-sodomy laws. Admitted to a 10-year adulterous affair.
  • [immorality:] John Fund, of the Wall Street Journal, a prominent anti-abortion columnist and GOP fund raiser. He lost his position after it was revealed that he impregnated the daughter of an old girlfriend and then encouraged her to abort his child.
  • [immorality:] Jeff Gannon, Partisan blogger with no journalism credentials was allowed into Bush's Press conferences using a fake name so that he could ask fake questions to which Bush could give fake answers. This phony reporter's real name is James Guckert and his real job is gay prostitution.
  • [immorality:] Dr. W. David Hager, Bush appointee, member of Focus on the Family's Physician Resource Council, player in movement to ban the morning-after-pill. Had an adulterous affair, before divorcing his wife he sexually abused her, including sodomizing her in her sleep.
  • [immorality:] John Hathaway, Republican Senate candidate, was accused of having sex with his 12-year old baby sitter and withdrew his candidacy after the allegations were reported in the media.
  • [immorality:] John Paulk, lied about prowling for gay sex while running a fundamentalist group to cure gays.
  • [immorality:] Harvey Pitt, SEC Chief under George W. Bush until he was forced to resign in 2002. Worked for New Frontier Media, a firm which distributed teen sex videos.
  • [immorality:] Lou Beres, -Republican chairman of the Oregon Christian Coalition confessed to molesting a 13-year old girl.
  • [immorality:] Tom Randall, Republican petition drive manager pleaded guilty to molesting two girls under the age of 14, one of them the daughter of an associate in the petition business.
  • [immorality:] Jeffrey Ray Nielsen the well-connected Orange County California conservative activist who claimed the so-called liberal media was out to get him by publishing a series of exposés on his pedophile activities—finally admitted on Dec. 5, 2007 in open court that he had been using two boys for sex since the early 1990s. [ www.ocweekly.com/news/news/nielsens-plea-deal/28158/ ]
  • [immorality:] Jim Stelling, Seminole County Republican Party chairman who believes in "family values", as he told a judge, filed a defamation lawsuit against Nancy Goettman, a former county GOP executive committee member, for falsely claiming he had been married six times. Stelling has only been married five times.
  • [immorality:] Matthew Glavin, president and CEO of the Southeastern Legal Foundation, big player in the Clinton Impeachment, and many anti-gay jihads, has been arrested multiple times for public indecency, one time fondling the crotch of the officer who was arresting him.
  • Tony Krvaric, chair of the San Diego Republican Party and head of the California GOP's Finance Committee, co-founded an international piracy ring known as Fairlight. Kvaric was appointed to head the California Republican Party budget committee by his mentor, party chairman Ron Nehring, who is himself a protégé of conservative strategist Grover Norquist. [ see http://rawstory.com/news/2008/San_Diego_GOP_chairman_Part_2_0430.html ].
  •         Dennis L. Rader, the BTK (bind torture & kill) serial killer was more than a run of the mill party member.  He was Republican zoning supervisor in North Wichita, Kansas, as well as a Boy Scout leader, and the president of the Congregation Council of Christ Lutheran Church.

            The outstanding reporter and web-publisher, Wayne Masden, took the novel approach of covering the nationwide Republican scandals state by state in this excellent table :
    Wayne Masden's GOP Scandals Scorecard

Instead of going to prison, Republican politicians become conservative gurus on Radio or TV :

  • [corruption:] "1985: San Diego Mayor Roger Hedgecock resigned after he was convicted of one count of conspiracy and 12 counts of perjury.  The charges stemmed from allegations that he financed his 1983 mayoral campaign with more than $300,000 funneled through a political consulting firm.  Hedgecock was sentenced to a year in county custody, a fine and three years' probation.  After the state Supreme Court reversed the perjury convictions, Hedgecock made a deal with prosecutors.  He pleaded guilty to the felony conspiracy count that was reduced to a misdemeanor and then dismissed in 1991.  He served no time in jail."
  • [corruption:] Former 51-year-old Republican Carneys Point, N.J. Mayor John "Mack" Lake was found guilty this morning of two counts of bribery and one count of official misconduct, second-degree crimes that carry the presumption of a prison sentence of five to 10 years and fines up to $150,000, for trying to bribe an election opponent to drop out of last year's township committee race.
  • [corruption:] Gordon Liddy was one of those caught and convicted of breaking into the Watergate Offices, and rewarded with a radio talk show, and frequent TV appearances.
  • [corruption:] Oliver North was nailed for wrong-doing in connection with Reagan's selling arms to our enemies at the time, Iran, and then using the money to help the "Contras" in contravention to the law passed according the rules of the Constitution barring such aid.  North too was rewarded like Liddy.
  • The Ethics (Lack of) Republican Commentator George Will
    The "Black" affair :

            The New York Times published an article, Friendship and Business Blur in the World of a Media Baron about the Englishman (Canadian?) Lord Conrad Black, who has paid huge sums of money to "consultants" for one or two day attendance at annual conferences he has hosted for years.  "Mr. Will could not recall how many meetings he attended; an aide later confirmed that the per diem for each meeting was $25,000. . .  Mr. Buckley estimated that he had earned perhaps $200,000 or more. "
            Yet "honest Abe" Buckley wrote, in a letter to the New York Times defending Black :  "You are entitled to ask how I presume to write with ostensible authority.  I write because I have known Conrad Black for 15 years."  And Buckley concludes:  "Since your mind inclines in that direction, hear this:  he (Lord Black) has never donated a nickel to any of my enterprises."
    [ http://www.fpp.co.uk/online/04/01/Conrad_Black_4.html ]


            In contrast to the vast majority of African American leaders who view today's Republican Party as inimical to the interests of the the vast majority of African Americans, there are a few exceptions.  Some of these may be sincere, but here are others who have turned out to be shameful black Republican leaders.

  • [immorality:] Bill Bennett (G.O.P.  "Morality Czar") slate.msn.com/id/2082526/

The G.O.P.  "Hall of Shame"

        Most cases are detailed in: Stanley Hilton and Anne-Renee Testa's new bipartisan field guide from St. Martin's, Glass Houses: Shocking Profiles of Congressional Sex Scandals and Other Unofficial Misconduct; the Los Angeles Times; and the Washington Post.
        Immoral Leaders of the "Religious Right" are numerous enough to earn a page of their own on,
Blind Leaders of the Religious Right:
        For the sources of many of the above scandals, check out www.dkosopedia.com/wiki/Examples_of_Republican_hypocrisy_on_moral_values
americaheldhostile.com/cheating.html

        See a whole page of the LATEST Republican corruption (2007)|.


        For much, much more about the connections of the whole Republican Party with the Nazis of Europe before, during and after World War II, to this day, see www.spiritone.com/~gdy52150/noon.html.
        For the residence of particular states, there are some excellent blogs which document the corruption of Republicans within their own state, such as the outstanding
Connecticut's Worst Republican legislators.
        For a very good article on corruption in New Jersey, with comparisons to other corrupt states as well (in 2008), see http://www.northjersey.com/news/njpolitics/Graft_the_official_state_crime.html .
For great insights now as to why
conservatives tend to be less moral than liberals
see www.Great-Liberal-Insights.org/about/liberals-1.html.

In summary, shame on the party that chooses as its leaders and/or spokesmen people like Presidents Grant, Harding, Hoover, Richard Nixon, (V.P.) Spiro Agnew, Reagan and G.W. Bush and U.S. Senators Strom Thurmond, Conrad Burns, Rick Santorum, Bill Frist, Bob Packwood, Ted Stevens, Larry Craig, Philip Giordano, amd U.S. Congressmen, Tom DeLay, Newt Gingrich, Henry Hyde, Bob Livingston, Bob Barr, Bob Ney, Tom Noe, Richard Pombo, Bill Thomas, Charles Canady, Dick Armey, John Peterson, Helen Chenoweth, Katherine Harris, Wild Bill, Janklow, Vito Fossella, J.C. Watts, Connie Mack, John Schmitz, Donald, Buz, Lukens, Ken Calvert, Dan Crane, Jim Bunn, Sue Myrick, Robert Bauman, Ed Schrock, Roy Blunt, Rick Renzi, Charles Taylor, Duke, Cunningham, Don Sherwood, Roy Blunt, Tom Feeney, Mark Foley and Marilyn Musgrave and mouthpieces, like Jack Abramoff, Mark A. Grethen, Oliver North, Gordon Liddy, Richard A. Delgaudio, Don Blankenship, Ralph Reed, John Fund, Jeff Gannon, Bill Bennett, Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin and David Horowitz,

This Page 2 deals with GOP Corruption
at the state and local levels.
See Page 1     for
GOP corruption at the national level,
and my separate page on GOP sexual immorality".

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