Thursday, April 03, 2014

Fil Am Hustle

The PhilInquirer has an article on that California (state) Congressman who was anti gun but was into gun smuggling. The pro gun blogs were laughing all over it, and the conservative blogs were wondering why the MSM was ignoring the story (along with ignoring numerous other stories about Democratic mayors). Politics as usual? Or a prediction of what is to come?

The Oscar-nominated film “American Hustle” was based on the ABSCAM scandal of the 1970s, where a fake sheikh lures politicians big and small with loads of cash in exchange for influence.
Last week, an FBI undercover operation nabbed California State Senator Leland Yee in a sting involving among other things, campaign cash and the promise of arms from a Muslim rebel group in the Philippines.
Was it an Asian American hustle? Such an odd scenario still has those who’ve known Yee puzzled and saddened.
But there was one story last week that indicates we might see more of this sort of thing...
What with these unneeded MILF weapons needing a home, it could inspire more unscrupulous politicians in the U.S. to try to sell arms for campaign cash.
Politicians like the aforementioned California State Senator Leland Yee.
Sound ludicrous?
I know. I thought so too, until I saw the details about Yee, 65, and his arrest last week.

the article says he was corrupted by American politics. 

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