A Tale of Two Democrat Politicians

Corrine Brown

Former congresswoman Corrine Brown is using a page from Hillary Clinton’s playbook.

From CBS News: “After a historic, nearly 25-year career representing Florida in Congress, former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown was found guilty on Thursday of taking money from a charity that was purported to be giving scholarships to poor students.

. . . Brown testified in her own defense, saying she was left in the dark about the goings-on with One Door’s money, and blamed the theft on Simmons. Brown said she left those details to Simmons and other hired staffers, and said she should have paid more attention to her personal and professional finances.”

Yeah, right. Blaming others for the outcome of one’s wrongdoing sure has worked well for Clinton.

Brown should have channeled her inner Jake Blues instead.

It’s not too late for her to do so. Perhaps while in prison Brown can get four fried chickens and a Coke.

. . . and speaking of corruption . . .

From Fox News: “California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Thursday that he is withholding $50 million from the University of California in light of an audit last month that claimed to have found a stash of $175 million in secret funds while officials requested more money from the state.

. . . A state audit found that under university system President Janet Napolitano, former Department of Homeland Security chief, UC administrators hid $175 million from the public while increasing tuition and asking the state for more money.”

From The San Francisco Chronicle: “University of California President Janet Napolitano’s office spent more than $4,000 on one employee’s retirement party and thousands more on other going-away, staff-appreciation and holiday parties, perks that are not typically seen in the public sector and that raise questions about lavish spending practices as the university increases tuition and fees on students.

The new details come after state auditors found $175 million in secret reserves in the office of the president, money that lawmakers said should have been disclosed to the public and the Board of Regents, which oversees the 10-campus university system.

Financial records obtained by The Chronicle through the state auditor’s office Monday give some insight into spending habits in the UC president’s office, but the auditor’s office warned that the records it received from the university are incomplete. Auditors who examined the finances of Napolitano’s office said they were blocked from accessing many documents they say would have shed light on how some of the $175 million was spent.”

Before it’s all over, Napolitano is going to wish that she had ordered the plain white toast.

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  • Retired military

    When I saw the title of this I thought that the subjects would be McConnell and Ryan. 🙂

  • Rock ThisTown

    “Brown said she left those details to Simmons and other hired staffers, and said she should have paid more attention to her personal and professional finances.”

    No, Congresswoman Brown, you shouldn’t have paid more attention to your finances. That’s how DC trained you . . . to not pay attention to where the $ comes from & where it goes and with no accountability whatsoever. You were in your element . . . partying, shopping, living large like there’s no tomorrow! Only problem: tomorrow finally came. Oops!

  • Hank_M

    Napolitano is the most curious to me.

    Former head of Homeland Security, former governor of Az, and now President of UC.
    Her perks include a $570,000 salary, $8,916 a year for car expenses and she received $142,500 for one-time relocation costs when she took the job. On top of that, UC pays $9,950 a month to lease her a home. Talk about the 1%. Makes you wonder what she did as governor or as head of HS.

    She should have consulted with Hillary on the proper way to hide funds and further enrich herself.

    And I may have missed it but it appears that with the linked Chronicle article, we can play “Name that Party”.

  • stan25

    $175 million would go a long ways to buy up to date computers that must be sorely needed.

  • Retired military

    We have Brown guilty of 18 felonies and yet the press wants to talk about Trump getting 2 scoops of ice cream and everyone else getting 1. Too funny.

    • Rock ThisTown

      Pay no attention to those leftists behind the curtain stealing you blind for I am the great & powerful Newz!

  • yetanotherjohn

    It’s obviously Trumps racism that brought Brown down.

  • cathymv

    Looks like Maxine Waters in drag….