Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Business as Usual in Washington

Marketplace has reported that House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, who campaigned on ethics reform, is taking a plane full of lobbyists to a resort in Puerto Rico by using a loophole in the new House ethics rules. He's getting around the new rules by having the lobbyists give money to his PAC instead of directly to his campaign.

It was inevitable that the Democrats would slide back on their campaign promises of a more ethical house, but you would think they would at least let the ink dry on the new ethics rules before exploiting the loopholes.

More at Wonkette and Daily Kos.

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