Friday, June 16, 2006

In case you missed it...

...Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) was removed from his position on the House Ways & Means Committee today. And would you guess who went out and did it? The Democrats. That's right folks, the Democrats got together in their caucus and decided that sort of behavior won't be tolerated, because we intend to hold ourselves to a higher ethical standard than the other guys.

I don't agree with Ms. Pelosi on many things, but I'm givin' her props for getting this one right on the money.

Dare we call it progress? (from Your Right Hand Theif in New Orleans). Good says fellow Island City blogger, the conservative Coastal Companion. Quite a different reception than the one Tom DeLay got from his colleagues, hunh?

More here.

(Post has been edited for spelling errors. HR)


Dante said...

"we intend to hold ourselves to a higer ethical standard than the other guys."

I think you misspelled something. Instead of 'higer' I think you meant to write 'the same.'

Patrick Armstrong said...

Duly noted and corrected.

Anonymous said...

Well, it's possible that Jefferson planned no wrong-doing, but stuffing the money in his freezer was, at the least, stupid. An ethical standard is, of course, higher than the legal standard. So, it's appropriate that he step out of a position of responsibility for a while.

Still, it's troubling that the FBI made a video public BEFORE making a case and a charge. Not an ethical high-point.