Saturday, January 10, 2009

Sheila Dixon's Vultures come home to roost

If you know the Vulture, you know that I love schadenfreude almost as much as life itself. Please don't misunderstand -- when I say 'schadenfreude', I specifically refer to the suffering of pretentious a-holes who desperately NEED to suffer.

Mayor Sheila Dixon of Baltimore (pronounced "Bawlmer" in these parts) is one of those pretentious a-holes.

Baltimore Mayor Sheila A. Dixon was charged today with 12 counts of felony theft, perjury, fraud and misconduct in office, becoming the city's first sitting mayor to be criminally indicted.

The case stems in part from at least $15,348 in gifts Dixon allegedly received from her former boyfriend, prominent city developer Ronald H. Lipscomb, while she was City Council president. She also is accused of using as much as $3,400 in gift cards, some donated to her office for distribution to "needy families," to purchase Best Buy electronics and other items for herself and her staff.
Stealing gift cards intended for the poor. Man, if that isn't the essence of 'pretentious a-hole who desperately NEEDS to suffer', I don't know what is.

But who's really surprised? This sort of pillaging and looting are ALWAYS the end result of one-party rule. Baltimore hasn't elected anyone but Democrats for any city office since....well, not in the 20+ years I've lived here, that's for sure. Maybe since Reconstruction - who knows?

Of course, as we've seen with the "recount" situation in Minnesota, when "justice" is administered by the corrupt, you can never be sure of the outcome...