Saturday, September 02, 2006

Old Soldiers never quit

Pete McCloskey is still very much in the fight to return ethical behavior to congress, beginning with the 11th Congressional District. He had a letter to the editor in today's Stockton Record criticizing the ethical record of House Majority Leader, John Boenher (R-Ohio) and, by implication, that of Richard Pombo who used Boehner for a fundraiser.

According to McCloskey:
Boehner came to fame with his shameful handing out of checks from the tobacco industry to members on the floor of the House at a time when lawmakers were considering the tobacco subsidy program.

After DeLay's ethics violations, indictment and resignation from the House, Boehner ran to succeed him, pledging ethics overhaul.

What happened? At Boehner's insistence, the House refused to allow a vote on the establishment of an independent ethics monitoring agency and declined to stop free corporate travel and other benefits offered by lobbyists.

So, when Pombo needed money, here comes the new boss, same as the old boss.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Tom Benigno said...

The Republicans have many layers of John Boehners, and sourses of money. We need to concentrate on the the real bad guy Congressman Pombo. Our congressman has been corrupted from his supporters, cut that money tree down.

Tom B

10:13 PM, September 02, 2006  
Anonymous Mother Jones said...

Are we going to get some women on this website? I think it's way too male in its tone.

12:24 PM, September 03, 2006  
Blogger VPO said...

Babaloo, as far as I know, is a woman, and, as you may have noticed, she has been doing most of the blog entries lately.

1:09 PM, September 03, 2006  
Anonymous Tom Benigno said...

Mrs. Joyce Benigno does some writing on occasions. She has been my treasurer and secretary for 6 different races. She knows the paper work pretty well, That has to be worth about $45.000 per year. If I ever run again should I or should I just call it public service? Being that I will never run again, the people owe me or my wife about $270.000. Call Hank Shaw and tell him that Tom Benigno is now on the radar. He spent $270.000 on his campaigns. Joyce doesn't have my sense of humor. That's why she doesn't write that much. She would be another Mary Bono if I should run into a tree.



Tommy Bananas

4:41 PM, September 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's the latest update on the congressional races from Charlie Cook as of September 1.

CA11 (Pombo) has just been downgraded from "leaning GOP" (competitive but leaning toward Pombo) back to "likely GOP" (not competitive, Pombo likely to win again).

5:34 PM, September 03, 2006  
Anonymous Rick said...

On June 1 CA-11 was rated lean GOP, the same rating it is today. Woo freaken woo. The fact still remains Cook has CA-11 on the competitve race chart. I love your obviously biased paraphrasing of the Cook terminalogy. It's sad really.

2:37 AM, September 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On June 1 CA-11 was rated lean GOP, the same rating it is today.

No. The current rating is "Likely GOP".

The fact still remains Cook has CA-11 on the competitve race chart.

No. Cook defines "Likely GOP" as "Likely: These seats are not considered competitive at this point..."

I love your obviously biased paraphrasing of the Cook terminalogy. It's sad really.

No. What's really sad is your blatent delusion and absolute refusal to hear anything other than what you want to hear.

7:46 PM, September 04, 2006  

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