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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

God bless America

Can anyone compete with the US ?

Unhappy with our UK-centric site, we’ve been advised we’re missing out on a whole raft of glorious bad boy behaviour in government from our friends across the pond.

It’d be interesting to do some kind of similar analysis on our MPs, but until one of us gets the time, you’ll have to make do with this set of stats from the land of Dubya where there's an organisation, not unlike our Parliament, which has 535 members, of these ;

117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses
84 have been arrested for drunk driving in the last year
71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit
29 have been accused of spousal abuse
21 are currently defendants in lawsuits
19 have been accused of writing bad checks
14 have been arrested on drug-related charges
8 have been arrested for shoplifting
7 have been arrested for fraud

3 have done time for assault

It's called the House of Congress.

We wonder how they'd fare if the Misrepresentation of the People Act got onto the statute books over there.


  1. Yikes, they're a rotten lot! Please do put up a similar list for our politicians as soon as you can, it will help put things into perspective!

  2. Impressive stat on drunk driving - 84 in the last year ? That's 16% by my reckoning ! If it reflected the population that'd be 45m people a year.

  3. That is absolutely terrible. They are supposed to be running the bloody country not acting like teenage boy racers (I sound like an OAP!)

  4. Not very impressive on Drug-related or shop-lifting arrests. Maybe that means they just didn't get caught.

  5. Well with our lot, we might start with Lord Archer. Nothing very right or honourable about him.

  6. So, let me get this straight: 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit, and yet they are allowed to influence the fiscal policies of an entire nation?

  7. America was founded on crime.

    It comes of no surprise.

    Not much better over here.

    Look at our lot, treason, illegal wars, police states.

    Imagine what they do behind closed doors :-/

  8. You just want to believe that crap. A bunch of crooks - what a crock. Snopes it, there is no verifiable data to back it up.