Marylanders Suddenly Stop Laughing at Illinois.

| January 9, 2009 | Comments (2)

Who says Chicago gets to have all the fun? We in the Old Line State stand alongside our brethren in Illinois and say that you will not be the only ones with rampant big-city corruption!

Baltimore Mayor Sheila A. Dixon was charged today in a 12-count indictment, according to the Maryland State Prosecutor’s Office’s Web site.

Dixon was charged with perjury, theft, fraudulent misappropriation and misconduct, stemming in part from gifts she received from former boyfriend and developer Ronald H. Lipscomb, who was also charged earlier this week.

Dixon, a Democrat, has been the target of a nearly three-year probe by State Prosecutor Robert A. Rohrbaugh into corruption at City Hall, an investigation that has centered on allegations that Dixon has used her office to award lucrative contracts to various people including her sister, her then-boyfriend and her former campaign chairman.

Dixon, of course, says she’s not just merely innocent but most sincerely innocent.

Sure, it’s not the sexy, expletive-laden stuff of rod Blagojevich. It’s just your garden-variety normal Democratic corruption wherein a high official shovels tax money to her friends and family under the guise of “diversity”, like happens in plenty of other cities. First they buy the votes, then the feather their nests. Haven’t we seen this often enough to be a little bit sick of it?

Still, she’s headed to court, which is a good thing. Perhaps the conservatives in my state can get it together and make something of this issue in 2010. It’s high time that we had some real limited-government at work around here.

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  1. William Teach says:

    She is a big supporter of Obama, and he made a big deal out of her endorsement. Guess they won't be working together for change :)

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