Skip to comments.Group Lists 13 'Most Corrupt' in Congress (Gimme a break!!)
Posted on 09/25/2005 7:23:23 AM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget
WASHINGTON A watchdog group, naming what it calls "the 13 most corrupt members of Congress," is calling for ethics investigations of some of the most prominent leaders on Capitol Hill in a report to be released Monday.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington says in its report that the 13 members, among them Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) and House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), might have violated a variety of congressional ethics rules.
The bipartisan list includes three Californians: Reps. Richard W. Pombo (R-Tracy), Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) and Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-Rancho Santa Fe).
Cunningham is one of two House members whose residences have been searched as part of separate federal criminal investigations. The other, Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.), also is named on the watchdog group's list.
Three of those named on the list Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Mont.) and Reps. Bob Ney (R-Ohio) and Tom Feeney (R-Fla.) were cited for their dealings with onetime super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who is the subject of congressional and federal grand jury investigations. Abramoff was indicted last month on fraud charges relating to a Florida business deal. He has pleaded not guilty.
"They all violated ethics rules," Melanie Sloan, the watchdog group's executive director, said of the 13 members of Congress on its list. She criticized both political parties for what she said was a failure to police ethics.
James Pendleton, a spokesman for Burns, dismissed the group's report as "pure politics." Ney's press secretary, Brian Walsh, said: "We don't give Melanie Sloan and her liberal organization an ounce of credibility."
Its report, titled "Beyond DeLay: The 13 Most Corrupt Members of Congress," is based on news articles and other documents, the watchdog group said. It made the report available to the Los Angeles Times.
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Seems like it would have been a lot easier to list the least corrupt.
I assume drowning a date is ethical.
many of them are corrupt. Ron Paul is the only one I can think of that at least practices what he preaches. The others are just lobbyists in training.
Isn't being at least a little corrupt a requirement to serve in congress these days?
...as is screwing your intern, and then redefining "sex" for your accusers.
The LA Slimes is the left coast spokesman for tne DUmbocRAT party, no more than poor quality fishwrap.
Their circulation continues to drop in an area with over 15 million people the don't even sell 1 million papers anymore and they have a monopoly!
How clever. They make the list "bi-partisan" by throwing in a couple of CBC members who could accept a bride on national TV and still get re-elected. The other 11 are Republicans who could actually be hurt by this if anyone took it seriously.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics should be careful where they investigate. Last time a lib outfit claimed to be looking for pubbie misdeeds a bunch of rats came out looking much worse. (Lobbiest paid travel.)
Now there's an unbiased source for research! Let me guess. "News articles" like from the New York Times, Washington Post, etc? And "other documents" like DNC talking points?
That's mean. ;)
And an ounce would be too much.
This CREW org consists of THREE left wing moonbat femi-Nazis:
Melanie Sloan, Executive Director
Naomi Seligman, Deputy Director
Anne L. Weismann, Staff Attorney
There you have it, that's CREW - the three of them.
And on their website it seems they can't use "right wing" and "extremist" often enough - dam commie skanks.
Who were the D-rats on the list? I know, I know but I had to ask. :)
They left out Ted Kennedy and Hillaroo?
And Hillary still has those FBI files, so she must be least corrupt, right???
What a joke.
This is such a joke!!! the exec director of this little "watchdog" clown group is PLAGUED with questionable ethics...not to mention that her group, CREW, is highly active in donating to the dims.
Nothing in the rules specifically forbids it.
Besides, it was sooo long agooo. We've been through all that. Time to MoveOn.
I think it's kind of ironic and pathetic that Melanie Sloan is heading this so called "watch dog" orginization. Let's keep in mind this is the same Melanie Sloan who violated house rules when she failed to file a financial disclosure form when she worked for Rep. John Conyers.
It's like, "Hi Pot! I'm kettle!"
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