2006/03/29

Who needs ethics? Not the Senate apparently.

After December's revelations that Senator Majority Leader Frist alters the language of bills after they leave conference committee but before they are voted on, it should come as no surprise to learn that Senators insert fictional debates into the Congressional Record. In the case of a bill on restricting the rights of military detainees, that's exactly what happened. WaPo reports on a lengthy exchange between Lindsey Graham (R SC) and Jon Kyl (R AZ) that -
...never occurred. Instead, the debate -- which runs 15 pages and brims with conversational flourishes -- was inserted into the Congressional Record minutes before the Senate gave final approval to the legislation.
With shenanigans like these, it's no wonder Senators rejected a proposal to create an independent Ethics Office. Guess you don't need a panel to examine your ethics when you don't have any to start with.

Next up: The Senate dissolves its Ethics Committee as irrelevant.

5 Comments:

Well Dr.Video Frist can Doctor anything- remember he was able to "diagnose" Terri Shiavo from his TV set...so impressive...

AND ABOUT ETHICS ???? OMG...YOU MUST MEAN KITTY LITTER RIGHT?

( SERIOUSLY WE SHOULD MAKE BAGS OF IT...IT WOULD SELL...PUT THEIR FACES ON THE BAG AND THEN LET THE CAT PISS ON IT JUST LIKE THEY HAVE...)
Ethics are for those not serving in government, now aren't they?
Ethics and accountability are only for the working class and poor... and single mothers. Those in certain income or social groups are not bound by such plebeian requirements. Indeed, to impose such standards on them is counter to the natural order of things and is against Gods will. Why do you hate Christians?
Kvatch, that actually was a conspiracy between HasTURD and Frist. Hastert then changed the House version of the bill to match the Senate's although no one in the House ever had the chance to vote on the changed wording. No biggy, it only involved $2 billion and screwing with the Constitution. Neither being very big obstacles for either of these champions.
http://itmfa.com/

It speaks for itself.

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