|Naughty but not world class.|
Another sample from page 20:
“When Senator Kerr died, he had two million in cash in his safe. He had Neil Curry take $100,000 of his money and give it to Congressman Kirwan to let his water bill go through. And he gave Jennings Randolph $100,000. That is why Jennings cast that vote. So he knew how to buy votes. But I loved him. Let me tell you, if he was not dead, I would never be talking to you.”
Canada, just clean things up in the senate. Stop slavering at the latest titillation on the hill, like rabid dogs that need a shot. If the moral outrage is substantive, there will be less barking and more fixing.
Footnote: The USA is hardly in the running for corruptocracy. A Russian recently said she was surprised that in America, the "President doesn’t automatically become the richest person in the country".
Footnote: A reader commented that brown envelopes are known to have changed hands in private over public tenders in Queens Park and Ottawa.
Footnote: I'm reading the 200 page interview with Baker and find that while the scuttlebutt is truly there, he has kind and respectful words for many he met.