Monday, April 11, 2005
Today, it's the news that " fundraisers for a political committee founded by House Majority Leader Tom DeLay routinely solicited donations by identifying legislative actions that prospective givers wanted, from video gambling to lawsuit limits".
Now, federal law and congressional ethics rules prohibit government officials from connecting political donations to their official actions... which sure seems like what DeLay's people are doing.
But it wouldn't matter if the law and the ethics rules were silent on this... DOING WHAT DELAY DID IS SO WRONG, SO VERY WRONG!
And it's wrong for anyone to defend him. As McQ so eloquently puts it, "Its a matter of ethics. You either have them or you don't. They're either important to you or they're not. You either expect leaders to do the right things or not."
So, fellow Republicans, I ask you: Do you have ethics? Or did you just profess to have them when it was the other side in the crosshairs?