Jan. 5, 2007
"The haters... and negative nabobs...the people who spoke against [Rep. William Jefferson] couldn't prevail against the people who spoke for him."
-- Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, master of ceremonies for the Congressional Black Caucus's celebratory event. The FBI is currently conducting an investigation that alleges Jefferson accepted $100,000 from a telecommunications businessman ($90,000 of which was later recovered in the congressman's freezer). The caucus members--part of the "most ethical congress ever"--gave Jefferson a standing ovation.