Saturday, February 27, 2010

Crooks In The News

Regular readers understand that one of the big reasons I bill myself as a "Realist" over other labels like "Liberal", "Conservative", etc is that truth is what is important. The truth is that no party lives up to its' hype. For me, I learned about leadership and how it ties in to ethics and character as a Marine. To this day it amazes me that those who protect u are held to a higher standard than those who govern us.

If you are a new reader, I would truly appreciate your input on this issue. Other blog posts that explore Ethics in our Government can be found here. Some will have a gap in them. If you click the "read more" link it will be worth your time.

And in recent news, here is yet another reason to permanently distrust those we elect. The problem with the ethics committee is the crooks sitting on the parole board.

House ethics panel ends inquiry into Visclosky -

Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, February 26, 2010; 3:21 PM

A team of congressional investigators believed they had probable cause that Rep. Pete Visclosky sought campaign contributions in exchange for steering federal contracts to corporate donors, but a House ethics panel decided not to inquire further into the matter
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