More news on political corruption in DC, but this time with liberal Democrat Dianne Feinstein is the crosshairs:
It is lengthy, so I did not copy and paste, but according to Melanie Sloan of Citizens for Responsible Ethics in Washington:
“There are a number of members of Congress with conflicts of interest. [California Republican Congressman John T.] Doolittle, for example, hired his wife as a fundraiser, and she skimmed 15 percent off of all campaign contributions. Others, like [former] Speaker [Dennis] Hastert and Cong. [Ken] Calvert were earmarking federal money for roads to enhance the value of property held by their families…But because of the amount of money involved,” Sloan continues, “Feinstein’s conflict of interest is an order of magnitude greater than those conflicts.”
Now, a big winning point for the Congressional changeover in 2006 was the dissatisfaction with government scandal on behalf of the GOP.
But after the outrage of Duke Cunningham and Speaker Hastert, will we see an outrage at Feinstein’s behavior? Or will “reform” stop at the partisan water’s edge?