Thursday, May 13, 2010

We're Number 35!

Oregon, that is. In The Daily Beast's list of Most Corrupt States, that is.

The Daily Beast used the following flavors of corruption to create the ranking:
  • Public Corruption: 51  
  • Racketeering & Extortion: 28  
  • Fraud Rank: 38  
  • Forgery & Counterfeiting: 2  
  • Embezzlement: 36
#2 in Forgery and Counterfeiting. Wow. But #51 (they counted D.C. as a state) in Public Corruption.

The link to the complete list is near the bottom of their article. And for those, like me, who are disinclined to poke through their list state-by-state, here's the direct link to Oregon's page.


  1. Well at least Oklahoma is in the top 10 of something! Yay us.....but we aren't No.1 anyway.

  2. Jack,
    Why the Old Angry White Guy look in the profile picture? You look like you are a devout Tea Party member! Come on, take a load off and smile, I know you can do it.

  3. Even far-left old white guys like me want to feel grumpy sometimes!

  4. We're in last place in "public corruption." Whatever else you may say about Oregon politics, our politicians ARE pretty clean. I can't remember the last time one of them got sent up the river.


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