http://us.mc569.mail.yahoo.com/mc/welcome?.gx=0&.rand=e2pl850oabbod#_pg=showMessage;_ylc=X3oDMTBucmhobGR0BF9TAzM5ODMwMTAyNwRhYwNkZWxNc2dz&mid=1_172041_AF1hxEIAALdHSi93CAsvjiKd%2FPs&fid=Inbox&sort=date&order=down&startMid=0&filterBy=&hash=a295eb2cbc2a6fe3f8548a1f23064d1c&.jsrand=5265929 Once, We Would Have Called It a Scandal by Newt Gingrich There was a time when we would have called it a scandal. In 1921, oil tycoon Harry Sinclair gave several prize head of cattle and around $269,000 to President Harding's Secretary of the Interior, Albert Fall. In return, Sinclair got the exclusive rights to drill in an oil field in Wyoming. Sinclair's no-bid contract became the Teapot Dome scandal, the most notorious example of political corruption in America prior to Watergate. Between 2000 and 2008, the United Auto Workers (UAW) union gave $23,675,562 to the Democratic Party and its candidates. In 2008 alone, the UAW gave $4,161,567 to the Democratic Party, including Barack Obama. In return, the UAW received 55 percent of Chrysler and 17.5 percent of GM, plus billions of dollars. But nobody's calling this a scandal. It's time we start. Snip Having spent $50 billion to "save" GM and the UAW, does anyone really believe that the Obama Administration will now allow economics and not politics to dictate its future decisions? In the GM and Chrysler bankruptcies, the Obama Administration has trampled on the rule of law. It is using the taxpayers' money to pay back a political group for its political contributions. There was a time when we would have called that a scandal.