The count is now at 23 and most likely growing. That is, 23 Senators who received special treatment when borrowing money to buy a house. That is, 23 Senators who are about to vote on a bill that will use taxpayer money to bail out mortgage lenders. That is 23 Republicans and Democrats who are corrupt.
I like this quote:
Many senators who did not provide mortgage information contend that the details are private. Elly Pickett, a spokeswoman for Sen. Michael B. Enzi (R-Wyo.), wrote in an e-mail to Politico: “Sen. Enzi’s mortgage isn’t with Countrywide, and since that company is at the center of this issue, I fail to see how having a loan with another company is at all relevant.”
Uhm Senator, unless you have been living on the moon for the past 100 years, you know very well that once you go into politics nothing about your finances is private. And it shouldn't be. And furthermore Senator, just because you got your loan at Wamu or Bank of America doesn't mean you didn't get a payoff. Nor does it mean you won't stand to directly benefit from the bailout bill.
Used to be politicans would get bribed and try to hide it. Now they don't even bother hiding it. They just take the bribe and then bribe the voters in return. See "stimulus" checks for further examples. Also see Hillary's $5000 per baby proposal. Also see Obaama's entire campaign.