Senate Democrats have been railing for the past week against the executives at AIG who accepted their bonuses even after the collapse of the company and subsequent bailout by taxpayers. But it doesn’t seem the same Senators feel quite so strongly about giving money back when it’s their own money.
In a Washington Times article today it was revealed that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee received $100,000 from everyone’s favorite scumbag, Bernie Madoff, since 2005. This is money STOLEN from his investors. But, guess what? The Democrats aren’t giving it back, at least not yet. It seems that while it’s perfectly reasonable to pass ex post facto legislation to take back bonuses from AIG executives – bonuses that were legally although perhaps not morally earned – it’s too much to ask that Senate Democrats would give back $100,000 worth of STOLEN money. Apparently, what’s good for the goose isn’t good for the gander, but we knew that about our politicians already, now didn’t we.