Senators Chris Dodd (Chairman, Senate Banking Committee, $27,500), Bill Nelson ($45,900), John McCain ($28,150), and even President Barack Obama ($4,600, but $31,750 firmwide) have all announced that they will be donating the money that Stanford gave them to charity. On the House side, Representative Charles Rangel, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and who sponsored legislation that limited IRS audits in the Caribbean – where Stanford was having $100 million IRS back-taxes problems — said he would be donating the $10,800 he received to charity.
Gee, limiting audits in the Caribbean... isn't that where a lot of Rangel's tax-dodging occurred? Hmmm, sucking up to Stanford and limiting future damage for himself; there's a twofer!
And they're donating the money somewhere, aww, ain't that nice? As Insty put it, And as I’ve mentioned before, returning the money doesn’t mean you weren’t in bed with them, it’s just laundering the sheets, after. And these crooked bastards seem to do a lot of laundry.