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The Top 12 Scandals of 2012


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JL
- 579 days ago - citizensforethics.org
Our dirty dozen of 2012 includes congressional corruption, public officials cloaking their actions in secrecy, and the biggest scandal of all: millionaires, corporations, and shadowy non-profits taking advantage of America's lax election regulations in a



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JL A. (275)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 10:29 am
"Our dirty dozen of 2012 includes congressional corruption, public officials cloaking their actions in secrecy, and the biggest scandal of all: millionaires, corporations, and shadowy non-profits taking advantage of America’s lax election regulations in a blatant attempt to suppress voters and buy elections.

Relatively trivial matters like CIA Director David Petraeus’ affair, revelations that a few House Republicans went skinny-dipping in the Sea of Galilee, and political posturing over “Fast and Furious” got more coverage than they deserved, while some of the real scandals flew under the radar.

“The Petraeus affair was titillating, but the failure of our government to enforce our election laws is disgraceful. What is more outrageous than the damage done to our democracy this year?” said CREW Executive Director Melanie Sloan. “The combination of a few incredibly wealthy people attempting to buy our elections and the widespread efforts to prevent many Americans from voting are the real scandals of the year."
 

Dave C. (213)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 10:35 am
unfortunately, sure there will be at least 12 to outdo these in 2013...
 

Kit B. (277)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 10:47 am

What only 12? These were good ones, but I think we could come up with another say, 200+ that never made media attention. Being rich or famous (infamous?) has always helped to avoid prosecution, but it's been taken to new lows in recent years.
 

Sue Matheson (70)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 12:08 pm
thanks
 

JL A. (275)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 12:26 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Dave because you have done so within the last week.
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You're welcome Sue
 

Micheael Kirkbym (85)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 1:43 pm
There will always be scandals until you fix the system and human nature takes the next step in its evolution or devolution in the present tense.
 

JL A. (275)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 1:50 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Michael because you have done so within the last week.
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (379)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 2:07 am
It's exactly the same in Israel and I wouldn't be surprised if I were told that it happens in every country on earth...
 

John S. (300)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 6:14 am
Noted.
 

Tara Jane Hampton (17)
Monday January 21, 2013, 11:24 am
Biggest scandal of all -- Obama was re-elected!
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Monday January 21, 2013, 2:53 pm
Thanks J.L.--I agree with Kit.
 

Winn Adams (191)
Monday January 21, 2013, 3:34 pm
The biggest scandal is that there isn't enough mental health coverage for people who want and need it. And, that they own guns and shoot little children in school.
 

JL A. (275)
Monday January 21, 2013, 3:50 pm
You're welcome Mary.
You cannot currently send a star to Winn because you have done so within the last week.
 
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