01 January 2007

How to Run a Squeaky-Clean Majority

One way to avoid the appearance of corruption is to make sure it's buried. Nancy Pelosi misses nothing with this move, and is clearly a student of the silent trees falling in the woods.
Federal law makes it a crime for a Member of Congress to use official staff members to perform campaign or personal duties. Many official staff members participate in their bosses' re-election campaigns every two years but they go off the official staff payroll when doing so.

So, isn't it convenient that the House ethics panel made (Rep. John) Conyers, D-MI, oddly phrased confession public on the Friday afternoon before the New Years weekend?
It's not that big of a deal that Conyers is dirty; I mean, he's only the incoming Chair of the House Judiciary Committee.

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