Cue the Queen song…

You know the one I mean. The one with the chorus that goes “ba da dump, bump bump…Another One Bites the Dust!”

Because another one just did. And I hope still more will join him:

A leading US Republican lawmaker facing corruption allegations has said he will not run for re-election in November.

Ohio congressman Bob Ney said he would stand down from the seat he has held for 12 years because of his family.


But the Democrats, who put the focus on Mr Ney as part of their election effort to paint the Republicans as corrupt, said he had been forced out.

Prosecutors say Mr Ney took gifts and trips at the expense of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. He denies it.

“Ultimately this decision came down to my family. I must think of them first, and I can no longer put them through this ordeal,” Mr Ney said in a statement.

You know, I think he might even be telling the truth about that family thing. From what I’ve seen, he and Jack Abramoff are like brothers. The kind you find in a Mafia famiglia, of course.

So long Bob, don’t let the door hit you where your mama split you. After all, it’s gotta stay open long enough for Ken Blackwell to go flying out, too.

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