Lots of politicians are crooked. But some are more crookeder than others. At least that's the logic of watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), which just released its list of the 11 Most Crooked Candidates, of which one is our very own Republican Senatorial hopeful Dino Rossi.
Rossi's people shook off the rankings, telling the Tacoma News-Tribune that CREW is a "big ol' lefty front group. (Folksy!) But there's reason to think that characterization ain't true.
Yes, CREW does lean to the left. But as HorsesAss points out, CREW's list of the 15 Most Corrupt Members of Congress featured a near-equal split of Republicans and Democrats, with eight "lefties" taking the lion's share of podium spots.
Just so you know, CREW included Rossi in its rankings because of his past relationships with bankrupt real estate investor Michael Mastro and BIAW lobbyists. As the News-Tribune accurately put it, in CREW's eyes Rossi is mostly guilty by association. But that's apparently all it takes to make the list.