Monday, April 10, 2006

GOP responsible for Democrat corruption?

Nimrod Pelosi is always good for a chuckle. Here's a new one. From the AP:
U.S. Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-W.Va.) has committed over 250 violations of House ethics rules, according to a conservative legal watchdog group.

The National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) filed a complaint with the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia on Feb. 28, alleging that Mollohan failed to disclose and grossly underreported his assets, loans and interests in certain companies.

After filing a series of Freedom of Information Act requests, NLPC stated that "slowly a picture of Mollohan's finances emerged that was sharply different from the one being portrayed in the Financial Disclosure Reports." All members of Congress are required to file the disclosure forms as part of the Ethics in Government Act.

Ken Boehm, chairman of the NLPC, said every report Mollohan filed from 1996 to 2004 had "major errors."

"The real issue here is not whether Mollohan systematically was hiding financial and real estate assets, and grossly misrepresenting their value. He was. The real issue is why he was hiding those assets," Boehm said, also pointing out that Mollohan is the ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct -- popularly known as the ethics committee.
Baghdad Jim McDermott (D-WA) was the ranking Democrat on the House Ethics Committee, and he was found guilty of being part of the illegal taping of a phone conversation! John Conyers violated ethics laws, too, and countless representatives are fleecing us...all while pointing fingers and screaming "Corruption!" What is it with these House Democrats and ethics?

But here's the kicker...are you sitting down for this?
But House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Friday defended Mollohan and argued that Democrats have a history of ethics reform. For months Democrats have been attacking what they call the "Republican culture of corruption" in Congress and at the White House. (Note to Pe-loser: McDermott, Conyers, and Mollohan are not Republicans! - Ed.)
"Republicans destroyed the ethics process in the House to protect their cronies Cunningham, DeLay, Ney, and other Members implicated in the Abramoff scandal - to name only a few," Pelosi stated. (Well, then they did a pisspoor job, considering that Cunningham is rotting in prison and DeLay was indicted! - Ed.)

"Speaker Hastert and his Republican cohorts are responsible for the most corrupt Congress in history..."
That's right: it's the GOP's fault that McDermott, Conyers, and Mollohan (among others) are corrupt! I mean, I knew everything is Bush's fault, but now it's Hastert's fault, too!

Pots, and kettles, and whatnot...