Wednesday, August 01, 2007

"Proceed in Piggery, Peacefully"

That's the gist of the Senate's watered-down "ethics" reform bill, which seems to have the support of all the usual suspects.

And earns the disdain of Tom Coburn, who actually understands ethics (he's an MD.)

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., said he will fight the bill because it ``guts key earmark reforms.'' He noted that, unlike a previously adopted version, it would allow the majority party's leaders - not the Senate parliamentarian- to rule on whether earmark disclosure requirements have been met in bills reaching the Senate floor.

Yah--'party leaders' like Harry (Land-Office) Reid, or Helmet-Hair Lott. That inspires confidence, no?

HT: Captain's Quarters

1 comment:

Billiam said...

Yet, is thios not the way congress operates? Nothing has changed.