Tom Noe Convicted

Americans who welcome a change of government have reason to be thankful for Tom Noe. At least, they have reason to be thankful that the corrupt coin dealer's trial focused the attention of Ohio voters on Republican corruption. The jury returned a verdict yesterday.

Jurors convicted Noe, 52, a former county chairman who helped raise more than $100,000 in 2004 for the Bush-Cheney ticket, of 29 of 40 counts, including theft, corruption and forgery. He faces at least 10 years in prison for stealing from the state workers' compensation fund and trying to hide his actions. ... Along the way, the investigation touched Gov. Bob Taft ®, who pleaded no contest in August 2005 to accepting secret gifts from Noe and others.

Don Hazen makes the credible argument that Republican corruption was the tipping point in last week's elections.

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    Of all the goofy schemes to make (none / 0) (#1)
    by Bill Arnett on Tue Nov 14, 2006 at 10:50:59 AM EST
    ...or invest money for a good return, turning a republican loose with millions of dollars of pension fund monies to buy rare coins HAS to be the goofiest.

    It does, however, reinforce the fact that republicans cannot be trusted with the people's money. All their talk of fiscal responsibility was just that-all talk.

    Once the dems get the "pay-go" rule back in place we can finally start the slow course correction to return us to sound fiscal territory.