House Ethics War Brewing

Now that the House Republican Critters have scrapped the new rules, you know, the ones that state that the accused is innocent until proven guilty, allowed council, allow the complaint to be dismissed if there is no verdict, and several other of those pesky Constitutional guaruntees, it seems that there is an ethics war brewing, with the GOP, hopefully, leading the way.

Republican lawmakers who met yesterday to discuss a proposal by Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) to reverse changes to House ethics rules said it is inevitable that their colleagues will file complaints against Democrats once the ethics panel is again operational.

Republicans said that not one of their colleagues has volunteered to file a complaint against a Democrat but that they have no doubt that will in fact happen.

All I have to say is that they better get off their azzes and serve the heads of many a Democrat on a platter to the Ethics Committee, particularly after the way the Dems have attacked Tom Delay and other Republicans. Fight fire with fire, for a change. Give the Dems a taste of thei own medicine.

One Democrat who is likely to suffer from the reorganization of the ethics committee is Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.), who is the target of a complaint filed in the last Congress by Rep. David Hobson (R-Ohio) alleging McDermott leaked sensitive ethics-panel material. “There are other Democrats who are just as interesting from an ethics standpoint,” said Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), vice chairman of the Republican Conference. “Unfortunately, the Democrats have been throwing a lot of mud and it is going to be thrown right back at them.”

Do it. And go after Pelosi, for her potential ethics violations. I suggest everyone write to the person that represents their District in the House, let them know that they need to kick some DNC ass. Go here to make it easy.

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3 Responses to “House Ethics War Brewing”

  1. Jay says:

    Get off the azzes indeed, preach it!

  2. JulieB says:

    Ha ha ha, ah, well, I don’t think either side has cornered the market on flamethrowers!

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