Diary

What a glorious way to start the day!

Remember Nancy Pelosi’s promising us “the most honest and ethical Congress ever” and an end to corruption of the Bush years?  As a reminder, from the DNC House Organ Washington Post,

On June 15, beneath the crystal chandeliers and Corinthian pilasters of the Cannon Caucus Room, House Democrats had to decide how they really felt about the “culture of corruption.” After months of expressing outrage over Republican scandals, what would they do about the $90,000 the FBI had found in the freezer of one of their own?

Well. And from today’s Washington Times

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House ethics committee announced Thursday it is investigating two California Democratic lawmakers, but its embarrassed leaders then had to explain that other members — named in a confidential memo that leaked out — may have committed no wrongdoing.

The committee said it is investigating whether Rep. Maxine Waters used her influence to help a bank in which her husband owned stock, and whether the couple benefited as a result. Separately, the panel is investigating whether Rep. Laura Richardson failed to disclose required information on her financial disclosure forms and received special treatment from a lender.

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The names included three lawmakers previously identified in the inquiry: the chairman of the defense subcommittee, Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa.; and Reps. Peter Visclosky, D-Ind., and James Moran, D-Va.

Heh. Murtha. Heh. Moran. Heh. Maxine. Double heh.

Put them all in the same cell.