Monday, January 09, 2006

Back to School

The Republicans have quite the stench to them lately. Having been under the spell of that bad bad man Jack Abramoff for the last, oh, twelve to twenty years, the GOP has been thinking that maybe it's time to retool the show. Ethics is the new Franz Ferdinand in DC (i.e. – pretending to like them makes you look cool). And as Denny was on about last week, there's gonna be some good old fashioned book-lernin' to drill sumadem newfangled ethics into the corruptest of the corrupt bodies, the House of Representatives.

Guess who's been tapped to teach?

Presiding over their instruction is the chairman of the House Administration Committee, who since 2001 has been Rep. Bob Ney, R-Ohio.

Ney has been named as Representative #1 in the plea agreements of both Abramoff and his partner, Michael Scanlon, detailing lavish gifts, travel, and contributions from the lobbyists in return for Ney’s cooperation in Congress.
Oh, so I guess they're taking this ethics thing like totally seriously.

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