Sunday, January 15, 2006

Sadly routine

Ho-hum. Another day, another Republican lawmaker stepping down from a leadership position amid a corruption investigation.

Rep. Bob Ney, an Ohio Republican implicated in a lobbying corruption investigation, said Sunday he will step aside temporarily as chairman of the House Administration Committee.

"Unfortunately it has become clear to me in recent days that the false allegations made against me have become a distraction to the important work of the House Republican Conference and the important work that remains ahead for the House Administration Committee," Ney said in a written statement.

That was a reference to a scramble by Republicans in the House and Senate to come up with a new set of rules governing lobbying and travel as a way to inoculate themselves politically from the scandal unfolding around the guilty plea of lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
Remember, his stepping down as Administration Committee chairman is temporary. Only until he's indicted.

This is a man who once taught English in Iran. This is someone who used to help people. Now he's just another corrupt turd clogging the halls of power in the capital of our great nation, preventing the entire system from working properly.

See what happens when you hang around Republicans?


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