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Sunday, February 19, 2006

Republican Ethics? Not So Much...

Remember those heady days after Republican Representative Duke Cunningham plead guilty to bribery and corruption charges (and apparently had a menu of bribery efficient), and Republican lobbyist and politico Jack Abramoff plead guilty to bribery and tax evasion charges and Republican Representative Tom DeLay was indicted in Texas? And Republicans were running from all sides to denounce poor ethics behavior and push reforms into Congress at top speed? A veritable stampede of ethical goodness, right?

Well, not so much.

Sucks when you have to actually DO the reform instead of just pretending to be for it, doesn't it? Actions speak louder than words and in this case, Republican action on ethics can be summed up thusly:
**crickets chirping**
For a party that controls both houses of Congress and the White House, inaction is speaking very loudly indeed.

Want reform? Elect a Democrat.

(Photo credit to Jonathan Ernst -- Reuters.)