Friday, October 30, 2009

Most Ethical Congress Has Dozens of Democrats Under Investigation

One of the things that brought down Republicans in the 2006 mid-terms was a series of ethical violations that had been covered up or just not dealt with. Democrats brayed that they would run the "most ethical Congress EVAR," but we knew that wouldn't be true. How do we know that? Because dozens of Democrats are under investigation for violations.

House ethics investigators have been scrutinizing the activities of more than 30 lawmakers and several aides in inquiries about issues including defense lobbying and corporate influence peddling, according to a confidential House ethics committee report prepared in July.

Before Perry decides to tell us that the fact that dozens of Democrats are under investigation is evidence of how uber ethical Democrats are, let's remind the readers that Democrats have, in fact, have tried to avoid investigating wrongdoing by fellow Dems. Transparency, indeed.