ThinkProgress.org: Channel 10 News in San Diego reports that Vice President Dick Cheney will attend a fundraiser for Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA) tomorrow and “will also deliver an address at a reception for Rep. Calvert at a private residence in San Clemente.” CREW [Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington] named Calvert one of the “22 most corrupt members of Congress,” as he has a number of ethical improprieties:
- Made huge profits for himself and his personal firm off his own earmark.
- Rewarded K Street firm under federal investigation with pork projects.
- In July 2007, a grand jury said the sale of four acres of public land to Calvert and his investment partners in 2005 violated California state law.
- Traveled to Saudi Arabia with convicted Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham in 2004.
In 1993, Calvert was caught by police with a prostitute in a parked car in California and tried to drive away from the scene. “We’re just talking, that’s all,” he told police as he “continued to cover his unzipped pants with his hand,” according to a police report.
LSB: I'm sure it was just an innocent political discussion with a constituent. (snark) Wonder if he also one of the proponents of the special-rights-for-heterosexuals amendments.