If Sen. Robert Menendez is half as smart as he thinks he is, he’ll follow Harry Truman’s advice that, “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.”
Menendez stands accused of going to the Dominican Republic to bed prostitutes, some underage. He got there via a contributor’s private jet, and he seems to have used his Senate position to help that contributor in a business deal.
Although he belatedly coughed up nearly $60,000 for the flights when the FBI started nosing around, the Jersey Democrat insists he’s as pure as the driven snow. But he ought to be looking for a Rover if Harry Reid is the kind of friend he has.
The majority leader said nice things about Menendez on TV, and the headlines said he backed his colleague. But Reid ended his defense this way:
“I have confidence he did nothing wrong, but that’s what investigations are all about.”
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