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Yet more proof that the right wing likes to use “ethics” and “morality” when it suits them, and disregard them when it doesn’t.

The House is trying to change current rules so that a member who is indicted by a state grand jury can still hold a leadership position. It’s assumed they’re doing this so that, in the eventuality that DeLay is indicted in Texas, he can retain his leadership position.

Aha, but “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…”

They claim that they’re changing the rule now because DeLay’s potential indictment is nothing more than political revenge by partisans in Texas. It’s amazing how they can turn everything around and blame it on the Democrats.


Written by laura k

November 17, 2004 at 6:36 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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