A FUCKING SCIENCE WIZARD FROM DIMENSION X
ultimatemk3 asked: Not really a question but I just wanted to say thank you for making comics fun. A lot of the books I've read lately are all doom and gloom with no sense of humor. The stuff I've read from you has been a breath of fresh air and for that you have my gratitude.
Gov. Nathan Deal (R-GA) was elected in 2010. He is running for re-election in 2014. His inclusion stems from: (1) using his gubernatorial campaign to benefit his daughter-in-law; (2) using his office to benefit a business partner; (3) using his office to benefit a top donor; (4) arranging a taxpayer-funded job for a political foe; and (5) obstructing ethics investigations into his business dealings.Gov. Deal was previously included in CREW’s 2009 Most Corrupt report. The report cited the way then-Rep. Deal and his top aide, Chris Riley, blurred the line between Rep. Deal’s private business interests and his official duties, using public resources to attempt to influence other public officials to benefit his private affairs. The pattern continued during his successful 2010 campaign for governor and his term in office.
And he will still likely beat Jason Carter next year, because we sure love scumbags here. (See: Gingrich, Newt; Chambliss, Saxby; Gingrey, Phil; Broun, Paul)
These terrible snarky people even go on television, sometimes. CNBC let Salon’s Alex Pareene on the air, and he dared to describe JPMorgan Chase as “corrupt”—to the shock and disdain of the hosts, who could not imagine why a bank that was facing at least $11 billion in fines (later amended to $13 billion) for wide-ranging misbehavior could be characterized that way. (To actually say a plain and direct word like “corrupt” is more outlandish, in smarm’s outlook, than even swearing. A disagreeable attitude is one thing, but a disagreeable fact is much worse.)Bless you, Tom Scocca.