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Friday, April 24, 2015

Of Teapot Dome, Watergate, and Uranium

Bud Norman gain, this time reminding us that high level corruption in days past did not involve selling our assets to the Russians.

Any readers old enough to have been sentient during the good old days before Watergate will recall that headline writers used to affix the suffice “Dome” rather than “Gate” to any scandal du jour, which every schoolboy understood was a reference to the shocking “Teapot Dome Scandal” in which some undeniably Republican Warren G. Harding administration officials back in the celluloid collar days enriched themselves by accepting money from an American company that wanted its hands on some American oil resources, but even that gold-standard scandal didn’t entail hostile foreign powers or the possibility of the lights going out in a fifth of the country or Tel Aviv being blown to bit with American resources.
Selling half of America's uranium production to the Russians for a bribe to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton foundation takes bribery and corruption to a new level.

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