TWO WINNERS AT CONGRESSIONALS HEARINGS…DAN BURTON WINS 2008 HYPOCRITE OF THE YEAR AND STATE OF INDIANA WINS 2008 DUMBEST STATE!!!

Brian McNamee and Roger Clemens both came off as liars. They both scapegoated and appeared inconsistent but Indiana rep Burton was the star of the show.

After listening to Rep. Tom Davis say the hearings weren’t about passing judgement, Burton appeared to take Clemens’ wiener from his mouth long enough to chastise McNamee for two minutes.

Problem here is that Burton may be the most crooked politician the United States has…here is the top offense against his nation that Burton turned out during his “honest” service to his country.

Drug Warrior

In 1990, Burton introduced legislation that would require the death penalty for drug dealers. “We must educate our children about the dangers of drugs,” Burton said, “and impose tough new penalties on dealers.” In 1994, son Dan Burton, Jr. (Danny) was arrested while transporting nearly eight pounds of marijuana from Louisiana to Indiana. Just five months later, while awaiting trial in that case, police raided his Indianapolis apartment and Danny was arrested again for growing thirty marijuana plants. Police also found a shotgun in the apartment. Under federal law, Danny faced a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison just for the gun, plus up to three years in prison under state law for all the marijuana. Federal charges were never filed, and Indiana prosecutors got his charges dismissed. In Louisiana, he wound up receiving a mild sanction: a term of community service, probation and house arrest.

Read all of Burton’s trangressions here. With this guy repeatedly sent back to Washington, why are Indianans even allowed to be part of the legislative process? This makes New Jersey look like shangri-la.  

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One Comment on “TWO WINNERS AT CONGRESSIONALS HEARINGS…DAN BURTON WINS 2008 HYPOCRITE OF THE YEAR AND STATE OF INDIANA WINS 2008 DUMBEST STATE!!!”

  1. The Plague Says:

    You know you have problems when the “controversies” section of your wikipedia article is longer than your bio. These hearings all seem doomed to turn in to a bit of a circus, and having Mr. nepotism there definitely won’t help.


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