Am I living in some fantasy 50s land? (Answer: Yes) The FBI set up a fake company, which then offered money to some Tennesse legislators (including the uncle of Rep Harold Ford). The sting has been going on for years. My first thought is that the Feds targetted Tennessee, some years ago, because they thought it might be useful come election 2004. That was only a few months ago, folks.
And is entrapment really legal?
I mean, I am concerned that Democrats were targetted by the (then) Ashcroft FBI. Did they offer equal amounts to members of both parties? Tennessee resident(native?) Bill Hobbs has extensive information here. I haven't found any TennDems talking about it.