Judicial Watch is going to start taking fire now.

It probably will be a surprise, though. This list is going to be completely unacceptable to their up-until-quite-recently allies:

Judicial Watch Announces List of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” for 2008

Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY)
Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT)
Obama Advisor Valerie Jarrett (D-IL)
Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA)
President-Elect Barack Obama (D-IL)
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY)
Former Rep. Rick Renzi (R-AZ)
Former Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK)
Rep. Don Young (R-AK)

Former Senator John Edwards (D-NC)
Former Rep. William “Dollar Bill” Jefferson (D-LA)

There are far too many Democrats on that list for the netroots’ liking, and the comments on them are far too disapproving – which is to say, there are Democrats on that list, and the group’s commentary is disapproving. Surely Judicial Watch understands that their only purpose in life is to get Democrats elected?

Well, that’s the bargain that the netroots made – trade their principles for the privilege of giving the Democratic Party money – so why should anybody else get a better deal?

Moe Lane

PS: Note that half the Republicans on that list are former legislators. That’s because we throw our crooks out when they get their hands caught in the cookie jar. The Democrats? They give their crooks a cookie jar with a bigger opening.

PPS: Really, read Judicial Watch’s commentary. It’s quite good. And notice the utter lack of executive branch shenanigans on that list. Well, so far.