Monday, February 06, 2006

Second Verse, Same as the First?

John Boehner has much to prove about his abilities to lead the GOP caucus in the House of Representatives back from the brink. His comments yesterday on the talk shows about his commitment to serious reform of lobbying and earmarking practices left a great deal to be desired.
Boehner said he "has doubts about" a blanket-ban on lobbyist-funded travel in favor of simply tightening disclosure rules. Why not do both? As for earmarks, Boehner remarked "we need to reduce the number, but I don't know that it's appropriate to eliminate all of them." Once again, why not? And who decides which get "reduced" away?

Majority Leader, prove thyself.


At 7:50 PM, Blogger Mathew said...

Hey Jeremy,

I discuss this and link to your post at Centerfield. I somewhat agree with you on earmarks, and absolutely agree regarding travel.

At 4:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why on earth anyone would expect a Republican from Ohio to clean up the House is beyond me. The Ohio GOP makes the federal government look like a bunch of goody-two-shoes.


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