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Monday, October 16, 2006

Imagine if Rove was Dolezal

Last week arrests started being made in the premire corruption scandal in the Czech Republic.

Zdenek Dolezal, former cheif of staff for the last two Prime Ministers, was arrested in connection with the abuse of EU subsidies.

The outgoing Prime Minister, is being pressured to resign over this, but hasn't and I'm guessing he probably won't. He is attempting to deflect the blame on to Stalisav Gross, the previous Priime Minister, as Dolezal simply stayed on after Paroubek took over. Gross is still acting as his party's security commisioner.

The juiciest part of this scandal is not the swindling of EU money, but rather the plot to kill the leader of the police organized crime squad, Jan Kubice, when they learned that he was hot on their tracks. Dolezal may yet be indicted for attempted murder of Kubice before this is all over.

I'll say it again: y'all have some corruption to deal with over there in the States, but hey, it could be worse.




4 Comments:

  • I'll say it again: y'all have some corruption to deal with over there in the States, but hey, it could be worse.

    The difference being that over hear if an overzealous FBI agent was "hot on their tracks", Bu$hCo would just dismiss him.

    By Blogger Kvatch, at 11:16 PM  

  • Or call it a "liberal cabal" out to get them - which is what Rep. Curt Weldon called the FBI investigation into his daughter's/friend's/his business activities.

    By Blogger reality-based educator, at 2:29 AM  

  • Mike,
    I hope you didn't leave the United States thinking you were getting away from government corruption.

    God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

    By Blogger David Schantz, at 6:49 AM  

  • Kvatch,

    I guess that is why they have independent prosecutors.

    RBE,

    They actually tried to do something just like that: disallowing the evidence garnered during the wire-taps claiming the wire-taps were politically motivated. Didn't fly.

    David,

    No, I didn't have any notions of escaping corruption. This is the new "wild west". Total free-for-all.

    By Blogger Praguetwin, at 9:46 AM  

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