On March 11, 2004, Schakowsky's husband, lobbyist Robert Creamer, the executive director of the Illinois Public Action Fund, was indicted in federal court on 16 counts of bank fraud involving three alleged check-kiting schemes in the mid-1990s, leading several banks to experience shortfalls of at least $2.3 million. "He is innocent," Schakowsky said in a statement . In August 2005, Creamer pleaded guilty to one count of failure to collect withholding tax, and bank fraud for writing checks with insufficient funds. All of the money was repaid. According to USA Today Congresswoman "Schakowsky has not been accused of any wrongdoing."  Schakowsky served on the organization's board during the time the crimes occurred  and Schakowsky signed the IRS filings along with her husband. U.S. District Judge James B. Moran noted no one suffered "out of pocket losses" and Creamer acted not out of greed but in an effort to keep his community action group going without cutting programs, though Creamer paid his own $100,000 salary with fraudulently obtained funds.  On April 5, 2006, Creamer was sentenced to five months in prison and 11 months house arrest . Creamer served his 5 month incarceration at the Federal Correction Institute in Terre Haute, Indiana and was released on November 3, 2006. Wikpedia
Ex-Con Bob Creamer spouse of Illinois Congressman Jan Schakowsky ( who is begging Blago for Obama's Senate Seat)is giving John McCain a piece of his mind! With two tiny pink fists locked one on each little hip bone, Bob 'The Shank' Creamer hisses this:
McCain doesn't lack "chutzpah." Yesterday his campaign actually accused Barack Obama of being an "elitist" for saying that it's not surprising that people in small Midwestern towns are bitter after seeing their standard of living systematically destroyed over the last three decades.
Damn right they're bitter; they have good reasons to be. And most of those reasons are the economic and trade policies that have - and continue to be - championed by George Bush and John McCain.
Well hook my buttons and slam my cell . . .phone shut! Bob's worked up with Yardbird indignation. Click my post title . . .if you must for Terra Haute Bob's Beef.
John McCain did a nickel and half stretch in a Far East slammer and Bob did five months like it was falling off a log. These too jailbirds, McCain:Warrior,Prisoner of War and Bob Creamer: Self-Serving Felon, should get together. I'd pay to see that.
BTW- Bob, your book is doing just a bang up job with Obama's Campaign. I hope he too remembers you! At least Senator Obama got something from Tony Rezko. You are costing him the election and his political future.
* I believe it was the great John Rubery at Marathon Pundit who proffered the Profligate Worthy with that sobriquet.