<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: Outrageous

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Outrageous

House Republicans are pushing for a rule change to allow members indicted by state grand juries to remain in a leadership post. Why is this outrageous? If the rule is changed, DeLay gets to keep his job even if he is indicted by a Texas grand jury for his questionable fundraising activities on behalf of his successful redistricting efforts in Texas.

And there's a kicker: House Republicans originally adopted this indictment rule in 1993, when they were trying to end Democratic control of the House by emphasizing Democrats' so-called ethical lapses. They said at the time that they held themselves to "higher standards" than Democrats.

So much for their higher standards.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A54572-2004Nov16.html

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