Tuesday, December 12, 2006


The Ethical are now in charge...

WASHINGTON IN BRIEF – December 12, 2006

“Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) violated ethics standards by giving reporters access to an illegally taped telephone call involving Republican leaders a decade ago, the House ethics committee said.”

It’s good to know the House ethics committee is so quick off the ball. From nearly nine months ago:

“A federal appeals court ruled today that Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., violated federal law by turning over an illegally taped telephone call to reporters nearly a decade ago.” Appeals Court rules against McDermott in taped call dispute

Pelosi May Give Jefferson a Lesser Committee Assignment

House Democratic leaders, who have vowed to run a more ethical Congress, are struggling with how to respond to the reelection of Rep. William J. Jefferson, the Louisiana Democrat whose Washington home freezer once held $90,000 in alleged bribe money.”

He should have just claimed he was freezing an earmark…

Democrats Freeze Earmarks for Now

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