Friday, October 21, 2005
New York city?
Have Katie Barge and Lauren Weiner been indicted yet? No? I wonder how long it will take before these suspended members of Senator Schumer’s campaign committee are charged with identity theft. Excuse me? Never, you say? Oh, that’s right: They’re Democrats. Republicans are getting indicted left and right on spurious charges while legal machinations against Democrats grind only slowly.
These two enterprising women are being probed for allegedly using a Social Security number to get access to a credit report on Maryland’s lieutenant governor, Michael Steele, a rising Republican star. Mr. Steele is a charismatic speaker who also happens to be black, and that makes him dangerous to the Democratic Party, which must keep the black community in its back pocket. That’s especially true here in New York City.