Thursday, September 22, 2005

Schumer's Poor Tactics

Chuck Schumer plays dirty. That's at least what Lt. Gov. Michael Steele of Maryland must be thinking right now. Drudge links to the story:

"Lt. Gov. Steele was extremely disturbed to learn about the alleged criminal identity theft of his personal finance records by (a staff member of U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.,) at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee... According to the FBI, two Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee employees illegally obtained Steele's credit report."

If the allegations against the DSCC are true, as they appear to be, then Schumer's Committee will have a lot to answer for.

Relief efforts along the Gulf Coast continue, despite this unfortunate news:

"BATON ROUGE, La. - Police found cases of food, clothing and tools intended for hurricane victims at the home of the chief administrative officer for a New Orleans suburb, authorities said Wednesday. Officers searched Cedric Floyd's home because of complaints that city workers were helping themselves to donations for hurricane victims. Floyd, who runs the day-to-day operations in the suburb of Kenner, was in charge of distributing the goods."

I'm sure this is an isolated incident, but it is disheartening to see. Nonetheless, we must not forget that the majority of the country has responded with selflessness and a willingness to give. With that in mind, check out NZ Bear's reliefconnetions.org to see if you can provide any extra help, because there is still need.