Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Let's Forget the Whole Ethics Thing

Now this is the kind of news I like to hear: Senate Votes Down Outside Ethics Office. Calling an independent office to monitor ethics complaints against senators "superfluous," the Senate decided in a 67-30 vote that they can do whatever the hell they want and no one can tell them otherwise, except themselves, and hey, they're not saying anything.

This is the kind of bold, anti-bureaucratic move we need more of in Washington. I mean, who should know better than the senators themselves if they are corrupt? And believe me, they aren't. That whole Jack Abramoff thing? Sure, he was bribing Congressmen, but it's not like he was in Congress. The Senate is a lean, mean, efficient machine, and the last thing it needs is independent ethics commissions weighing it down.


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