Friday, November 25, 2005

Untangling the Web

Carl Hulse has today's must-read article, a look at the case being built around former Abramoff associate Michael Scanlon and a new trend emerging where the Justice Department is arguing "that campaign dollars and other perks routinely showered on lawmakers by those with legislative and political interests on Capitol Hill can reach the level of criminal misconduct."

This is one of those cases where, after all is said and done, some good may rise out of the rubble. If enough dirty laundry gets aired, perhaps it will spur Congress into action and force them to police themselves in a more meaningful and effective way.

1 Comments:

At 9:29 AM, Anonymous Bobby V. said...

As far as politics go, money is the root of all evil. Until money is recognized as property and not speech, nothing will change. Money is probably 50% of the reason politicians become politicians and as long as it is there, it will be grabbed.

 

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