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Trey Crackhead (R-Fla)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by heyabbott, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Late on a Tuesday evening, at a Dupont Circle bistro that serves $11 mojitos, the congressman and the undercover officer talked about cocaine.

    They talked about how much the congressman would have to pay for it. They talked about the quality of the drug for sale. Finally, they made a deal: $250 for 3.5 grams, an amount generally bought for personal use.

    Outside, in a car, the drug and money changed hands. And then, suddenly, there were feds outside the vehicle.

    Before that moment, Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.) had built a remarkable double life in Washington — and built it in record time.

    Wednesday night, less than a month after his arrest, hours after he had pleaded guilty to a drug charge, he announced he is taking a “leave of absence” from Congress.

    He had been in Congress just 10 months when the arrest came. But he already had made a name in the House as an ener­getic and media-savvy freshman, willing to battle party elders to cut spending.


    "Now go home and get yer fuckin' shine box"
  2. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Re: go home and get your shine box

    I'm trying to figure out what the story has to do with the Goodfellas scene, and how anyone would get the connection when they read the thread title. What am I missing?
  3. Given that he was a successful Congressman and was seemingly doing well in life, it's almost like drug use doesn't automatically turn you into a crazed fiend and that some people can still lead normal lives while using recreational drugs....nah, that can't be it.
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    This is why politicians should be drug-tested.
  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Will that be covered in Obamacare?
  6. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Perhaps he's trying to get appointed as U.S. Ambassador to Toronto.
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    He's from Florida, so he should know coke guys. That he got busted is all on his stupidity.
  8. ucacm

    ucacm Active Member

    $11 for a mojito in DC?

    Must have been happy hour.
  9. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    Any House of Cards fans can appreciate the parallel. If I were him, I'd avoid falling asleep in his car anytime soon.
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