Monday, January 03, 2005

The Party of Values and Standards

Interesting Read here, from the Washington Wire in the Boston Globe:
"House considers weakening ethics rules
By John Heilprin, Associated Press Writer January 2, 2005WASHINGTON --Republican leaders are considering a change in House ethics rules that could make it harder to discipline lawmakers.The proposal being circulated among House Republicans would end a general rule against any behavior that might bring "discredit" on the chamber, according to House Republican and Democratic leadership aides. House members would be held to a narrower standard of behavior in keeping with the law, the House's rules and its ethics guidelines.Other proposed changes to the ethics committee's rules being circulated in a "Dear Colleague" letter from House Rules Chairman David Dreier, R-Calif., would let House members respond to any admonishment before a letter goes out from the committee, and would end an investigation if there is a tie vote."
Of course, as we know, this comes out of the whole Delay fiasco, and those damn Democrats just want to use investigations to embarass God's Party!
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