Looks like Giuliani’s RINO values have trickled down to his campaign staffers:
South Carolina Treasurer Thomas Ravenel, a former real estate developer who became a rising political star after his election last year, was indicted Tuesday on federal cocaine charges.
Ravenel is also the state chairman for former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s presidential campaign.
Ravenel has stepped down from his volunteer responsibilities with the campaign, according to a statement released by Mark Campbell, Giuliani’s political director.
Campbell said the campaign has no information about the accusations pending against Ravenel.
The millionaire is accused of buying less than 500 grams of the drug to share with other people in late 2005, U.S. Attorney Reggie Lloyd said.
Ravenel, 44, is charged with distribution of cocaine, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
It seems to me that the underlings in an organization receive their values from the man on top. If he’s a thrice-divorced adultering cross-dresser, they’re unlikely to have a problem with being the same. Also, people with loose morals, like Mr. Ravenel, will tend to gravitate toward campaigns that offer the same sort of atmosphere. Giuliani’s campaign certainly seems like one where cocaine usage would be tolerated, far more so than even the campaign of a Huckabee or a Hunter, much less Brownback.
Anyway, kudos to South Carolina law enforcement for nabbing this crook! The great State of South Carolina deserves better than to be represented by Giuliani scumbags like this one.