Thursday, November 18, 2004

"Did we say 'higher standards'? No, uh, we meant...." 

This is from yesterday or the day before, but I missed it. House Republicans have changed their own rules so that Tom DeLay can keep his job if he's indicted on ethics charges. This would be funny if it weren't so sad. The highlight:
House Republicans adopted the indictment rule in 1993, when they were trying to end four decades of Democratic control of the House, in part by highlighting Democrats' ethical lapses. They said at the time that they held themselves to higher standards than prominent Democrats such as then-Ways and Means Chairman Dan Rostenkowski (Ill.), who eventually pleaded guilty to mail fraud and was sentenced to prison.

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