13 February 2006

Republican conversion to ethics

Tom Delay awarded spots on the committee controlling money flows and the one supervising investigations of corruption. Oh, I guess Republicans are serious about reforming their culture of corruption.
The indicted Republican congressman, forced to leave his House leadership post, has landed a coveted seat on the Appropriations Committee.

GOP leaders also awarded the Texas Republican with a seat on the subcommittee overseeing the Justice Department. That panel is investigating acknowledged influence-peddler Jack Abramoff and his ties to Capitol Hill lawmakers.


It is heartening to notice the improvement in govt ethics. During the Clinton years there were 67 indictments and 34 convictions. Bush's leadership has reduced that to 2 indictments and 0 convictions. If we could only get the Democratic senators to give back all the monies given to them by the Indians (at Abramoff's direction). We know the Indians got a good return on their investment.