More Reading For Your Thanksgiving Enjoyment

This one is suitable for children, but should be digusting to everyone. Bob Novack, in the Sun-Times:

On the House floor, Nick Smith was told business interests would give his son $100,000 in return for his father’s vote. When he still declined, fellow Republican House members told him they would make sure Brad Smith never came to Congress. After Nick Smith voted no and the bill passed, Duke Cunningham of California and other Republicans taunted him that his son was dead meat.

Perhaps if they had hinted that, should Smith fail to vote for the package, the $100,000 would instead be used to take out a contract on his family, Smith would have caved.

Via Suburban Guerrilla.