Joseph Bruno Indicted on Corruption Charges

Former NY state senate majority leader Joseph Bruno was indicted today on corruption charges.

A defiant Bruno, who is the sole person charged in the 8-count indictment, criticized the U.S. Attorney's office and an ''overzealous'' FBI for conducting what Bruno characterized as a ''politicized'' criminal investigation of his business dealings.

Funny how politicians view the DOJ and FBI as the greatest thing since ice cream until it's their neck on the chopping block.

I wonder what Eliot Spitzer's reaction is. Their feud, involving another version of TrooperGate, was very bitter.

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    Maybe Spitzer (none / 0) (#1)
    by andgarden on Fri Jan 23, 2009 at 10:09:10 PM EST
    will write about it in Slate.

    Doubt It (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by squeaky on Fri Jan 23, 2009 at 10:12:19 PM EST
    Too obvious. Not to say that Spizer would not take delight in Bruno's demise.

    Since it is not given (none / 0) (#3)
    by jimakaPPJ on Fri Jan 23, 2009 at 10:40:02 PM EST
    I assume he is a Democrat.

    You assume incorrectly (none / 0) (#4)
    by andgarden on Fri Jan 23, 2009 at 10:45:33 PM EST
    Fantastic (none / 0) (#7)
    by jimakaPPJ on Fri Jan 23, 2009 at 10:55:14 PM EST
    I am thrilled beyond belief that the Lame Stream Media didn't do their usual.

    Perhaps there is hope.

    Of course "One swallow does not make a spring.."

    By somebody...


    Hilarious (none / 0) (#5)
    by Steve M on Fri Jan 23, 2009 at 10:46:46 PM EST
    That's a tortured (none / 0) (#6)
    by ThatOneVoter on Fri Jan 23, 2009 at 10:52:48 PM EST
    interpretation of the facts.

    I'll Miss Seeing Him Astride His Horse (none / 0) (#9)
    by daring grace on Sun Jan 25, 2009 at 11:20:34 AM EST
    riding in parades.

    I voted against him every year he ran, starting when he was in the city council and I was living there at the time. But even among local Dems there was weeping and gnashing of teeth when he retired because he brought unprecedented amounts of state moolah to the area.