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Thursday, June 10, 2010

We don't need no stinkin' ethics!

(L to R) Clyburn; Johnson; Lee; Rangel; and Scott (AP Photo)
Related Link » Lawmakers seek to gut ethics office
“The Office of Congressional Ethics [OCE], a powerful symbol of Democrats’ promise to "drain the swamp" in Washington, is in danger of having its power stripped after the midterm elections. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus [CBC] have led the charge, airing complaints about the aggressive, independent panel in a private session with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last month, and they’ve drafted a resolution that, if approved, would severely curtail the panel’s power.”
Apparently, you can have too much ethics. According to the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), if one of your own is losing support within his party because of ethics violations, namely Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y. (4th from left in above photo), then too much ethics becomes a serious embarrassment. Of course, I presume there was ever any embarrassment available in Congress to begin with, and if so, there is any embarrassment left.

The machinations of our Members in Congress assembled have always been suspect. But their brazenly vile behavior of late has been beyond the pale.

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