Yes, Virginia, all professional politicians are dirty. The longer they serve as politicians, the dirtier they get.

Nathan Deal got Casey Cagle to cut the budget out of one state department. That cut forced the department head to give Deal’s business a back room deal. Then, Cagle put the money back in the budget.

That story is now finally getting coverage in the Gainesville Times.

But, Cagle’s ethical lapses didn’t start with pressure from the great man, Nathan Deal.

In March, Cagle was accused of violating federal law, specifically security fraud. The details of the ethics complain can be found here. Or, here.

I won’t embarass his wife. But, his business partners should tell the truth. Were they a part of the fraud on other investors or part of the people fooled?

The truth doesn’t hurt. Much.