Friday, February 20, 2009

Dems corrupt?

The hell you say...

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration and the new Congress are rapidly giving Republicans the same “culture of corruption” issue that Democrats used so effectively against the GOP before coming to power.
Democrats’ ethical issues are popping up at a dizzying pace, after less than two months of party control of both the White House and Congress. Freshman Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill. is only the latest embarrassment.
It was revealed that then-Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., wrote suggestive notes to former teenage male pages, and several Republican lawmakers and officials failed to act when they learned of the situation.
The Democrats stepped up their campaign theme of a “culture of corruption,” and it resonated all the way to the voting precincts. Democrats then regained control of the House.

Huh. Democrats as corrupt as Republicans. But...but...but...Nancy Pelosi promised us the Most. Ethical. Congress. EVAH!
Seriously though, I don't know why anyone would be surprised by this. Am I the only one who remembers Dan Rostekowski? Politicians are corrupt. It's just the nature of the game, and anyone who bought what the Dems were selling in 2006 vis-a-vis ethics was just playing right into their hands, although it does deserve to be pointed out that we only get the government we tolerate. I do wonder, though, how different things would be if we had stayed true to the citizen-legislator concept the Founders championed — you know, the common citizen who goes and represents his fellow citizens for a little while then goes back to normal life, as opposed to the career legislators we have now. Something tells me we'd be a lot better off. Just a feeling I get.