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Friday, March 10, 2006

 

Fake Moderate Michael Castle Begins Campaign for Re-Election...

...with the stink of Tom Delay hanging on him like the booze fumes from a weeklong Dewey Beach bender, Castle introduces lobbying, ethics reform bill.

Delawareliberal welcomes Castle's acknowledgment that Republicans are too unethical to govern



By JENNIFER BROOKS
News Journal Washington Bureau 03/10/2006


WASHINGTON -- If Congress cannot police itself, Rep. Mike Castle says, there should be an outside agency appointed to investigate ethical misdeeds on Capitol Hill.

Castle joins a growing chorus of lawmakers calling for an overhaul of Congress's ethics code and lobbying rules in the wake of recent scandals.

On Thursday, the Delaware Republican introduced a lobbying reform bill he hopes will make it easier to track what lobbyists are doing and to hold them -- and members of Congress -- accountable for their actions.


Hey - What ever happened to not doing illegal crap because it is wrong?

What ever happened to not trading votes for money and trips because it is wrong?

I thought the Republicans were supposed to be the party of "personal responsibility". Now they need a "NANNY 911" to smack them down when they grab too much out of the lobbyists candy bowl.

Here is the money quote waaaaaaaaay down on the bottom of the NJ article "The problem, Castle said, as that the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct was not carrying out it duty to be Congress' ethical watchdog."

What Congressman "Pocket Change" Castle fails to mention is that Tom Delay and the Republican majority basically blew up the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct so that IT COULD NOT carry out it duty to be Congress' ethical watchdog.

This whole pandering proposal is like someone going around a WAWA store breaking and disconnecting all of the security cameras in order to let his friends run amok, then saying, "We need some security cameras in here."


Pitifull.

Comments:
For the record, I am in favor of Castle's "NANNY 911 Ethics Proposal" since the republicans continue to be able to trick people into voting for them.
 
The credibility of your opinion on anything Castle says or does is nonexistent at this point.

As a matter of fact, of the dozens of bills introduced on this issue, Castle's has some of the more interesting proposals, including an outside review panel and mandatory ethics training. It's a good bill.

But keep up the good work. The more you knock Castle, the more people realize he's doing a good job.
 
For the record, I am in favor of Castle's "NANNY 911 Ethics Proposal" - jason 8:51 ama

DT,

Don't you think the fact that we need a "NANNY 911 Proposal" is related to Castle's (and the republicans) outright dereliction of duty?

I do.

http://www.mydd.com/story/2006/2/21/19222/3684
 
...with the stink of Tom Delay hanging on him like the booze fumes from a weeklong Dewey Beach bender, Castle introduces lobbying, ethics reform bill.

Pure poetry.
 
Thanks. I liked it. The bonus is that it is true.
 
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