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Editorial: Is Pelosi serious about cleaning up the House?
The Washington DC Examiner Newspaper ^ | Jan 2, 2007

Posted on 01/02/2007 9:56:46 AM PST by george76

There is so much wrong with the Conyers situation that Pelosi shouldn’t have to think twice about nixing Conyers’ chairmanship. Let us look at how the Conyers scandal epitomizes the ethics mess in the House:

First, releasing its report late on Friday before the New Year’s holiday weekend made it clear that the House “Ethics” Committee intended to minimize public understanding of the Conyers scandal. This is classic Washington Establishment manipulation of the news cycle to insulate itself against public accountability.

Second, Conyers responded to the “Ethics” committee by “accepting responsibility” for a “lack of clarity” in asking aides to work on his re-election campaign while on the official payroll instead of going on a campaign staff, as the law requires, and to do personal chores for him. The allegations came from senior staff members, including a former chief of staff, not interns or other short-term aides who might have questionable motives.

Third, the “Ethics” committee report also concerned a second investigation of Conyers from 2003 on allegations that his aides also worked on the Carol Mosely-Braun presidential campaign and JoAnn Watson’s Detroit City Council race. Would Conyers have applied the same slipshod legal standards to his Bush impeachment effort?

Fourth, the Conyers scandal shows it’s still business as usual for the “Ethics” committee. Pelosi should demand that Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., and Rep. Howard Berman, D-Calif., the committee leaders who signed off on the Conyers report, be removed permanently from the panel and barred from leadership of other House panels.

Finally, Pelosi should heed ... Leon Panetta, who said “you can attack one party for having a lack of ethics, but if any of your own members have problems, it dulls the message with the American people, they begin to put everybody in the same box.”

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: congress; conyers; corruptdems; corruption; cultureofcorruption; ethics; ethicscommittee; g80; johnconyers; nancypelosi; no; pelosi
Culture of Corruption.

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1 posted on 01/02/2007 9:56:48 AM PST by george76
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To: george76

If you have to ask, you are reading and watching the MSM too much.


2 posted on 01/02/2007 9:58:17 AM PST by bmwcyle (Don't forget to send the bouquet of pork chops for Saddam's family)
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To: george76

Of course not.


3 posted on 01/02/2007 10:00:45 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Enoch Powell was right.)
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To: george76
Is Pelosi serious about cleaning up the House?

Let me

OF COURSE NOT!

think about that...
4 posted on 01/02/2007 10:01:32 AM PST by JRios1968 (Tagline wanted...inquire within)
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To: george76

I don't hear the proclamations of "the most ethical congress ever" any more. Apparently they would like to avoid reminding America of the E word.


5 posted on 01/02/2007 10:03:01 AM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: george76
Is Pelosi serious about cleaning up the House?


6 posted on 01/02/2007 10:04:21 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: george76

Pelosi's "clean up the House" means removing Republicans from positions of power or driving them out entirely, using House rules and "investigations".

It does not mean cleaning up the house of ethics violators and common criminals. Are you kidding? That would return power to the pubbies!


7 posted on 01/02/2007 10:04:25 AM PST by DBrow
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To: george76
Is Pelosi serious about cleaning up the House?

Hmmm.

Here are some possible responses, in the form of rhetorical questions.

Does a bear crap in the men's restroom?

Is the Pope Muslim?

Is the sky iridescent green?

Do "progressives" really care about the poor?

8 posted on 01/02/2007 10:05:23 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: george76

Cleaning, with Nancy

Pelosi was flapping her gums,
While her face hinted she needed Tums.
She longed to clean House,
To squash-dead each louse
Alas! She's learned Libs are the bums.


9 posted on 01/02/2007 10:08:17 AM PST by syriacus (30,000 US deaths in Korea in 2 1/2 years under Democrat Truman (Jul, 1950 - Dec, 1952))
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To: DBrow

I've talked to plenty of liberals who claim to be outraged about clear ethics violations and crimes of democrats. Unfortunately their "outrage" extends to somewhere just short of actually calling for action.

That's because so many liberals are unethical themselves.


10 posted on 01/02/2007 10:09:29 AM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: Disambiguator

sun comes up in east,

water is wet.

Film at 11.

http://www.redstate.com/stories/the_parties/democrats/bipartisanship_is_dead


11 posted on 01/02/2007 10:09:36 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: cripplecreek

Bipartisanship is Dead


12 posted on 01/02/2007 10:10:19 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Pulosi learned everything from her father who let Lucky Luciano treat Baltimore like a candy store.


13 posted on 01/02/2007 10:21:18 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: george76
Editorial: Is Pelosi serious about cleaning up the House?

I hope she is, and I think she should be supplied with a broom and a mop. Does she do windows?

14 posted on 01/02/2007 10:25:52 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Father of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Soldier fighting the terrorists in Iraq)
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To: massgopguy

" this witch is the same women who owns more then a few vineyards in Napa Valley and will only hire non-union firms to pick their grapes. Why? Because they don't have to pay a "living wage" to the workers then.

She also owns a large stake in the ritzy hotel in Napa called Auberge du Soleil. All employee's are non-union.

She is also a partner in the restaurant chain Piatti…again, all non-union. "

http://www.floppingaces.net/2006/08/04/nancy-pelosi-the-sky-is-falling/


15 posted on 01/02/2007 10:30:25 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: SoldierDad

Another big issue is the environment. She always makes statements that, with us, the environment is not an issue, it’s an ethic, it’s a value. Which is a nice way of saying, “I love the environment, but not when it comes to our own businesses.”

in 1996, Nancy Pelosi and her husband and fewer than 10 other partners wanted to build a golf course and country club outside of San Jose, California, called the CordeValle Country Club.

They never followed the environmental regulations. The ponds were never built for these endangered species. For seven years, they also failed to file any of the environmental reports required by the California Fish and Wildlife Commission.

A 2004 County Environmental Compliance Report found all kinds of environmental problems on the Pelosi's golf course.

What does that actually mean in practical terms? Did they turn around and build this habitat and comply?

No, they solved the problem the old-fashioned way: they hired lobbyists and they got the environmental regulations changed.

http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=22207


16 posted on 01/02/2007 10:32:02 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: bmwcyle

"Editorial: Is Pelosi serious about cleaning up the House? "

Only the Republican side.


17 posted on 01/02/2007 10:49:59 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted." Lenin)
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To: george76
Is Pelosi serious about 'cleaning up the House'?

Short answer - HELL NO!

For one, she's interested in a four-day bacchanal to celebrate her assumption of the monarchy. As for ethics, look no further than John Conyers!

18 posted on 01/02/2007 10:54:07 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: Give therapeutic violence a chance!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Clean up is not the word. Kill and destroy are the words.


19 posted on 01/02/2007 10:56:06 AM PST by bmwcyle (Don't forget to send the bouquet of pork chops for Saddam's family)
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To: george76

Just as serious as I am when I say I'm going to stop drinking beer and that I'm tall dark and handsome.


20 posted on 01/02/2007 10:56:34 AM PST by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: george76
Meet the CHANCE brothers....

Fat, Slim, ... & Notta...

21 posted on 01/02/2007 11:05:32 AM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The answers remain available; Wisdom is obtained by asking all the right questions!)
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To: SoldierDad
Is Pelosi serious about cleaning up the House?

Here is her best helper.

Barney fag can't wait.

22 posted on 01/02/2007 11:18:06 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: george76

For those who don't already know this, Pelosi REFUSED to demand that Studds('Rat congressman who was having an affair with a page) to resign AND ENDORSED HIS REELECTION.
So Pelosi has about as much credibility as a screen door on a submarine.


23 posted on 01/02/2007 11:23:10 AM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: george76

To Pelosi, "cleaning it up", mean whitewashing it.


24 posted on 01/02/2007 11:24:15 AM PST by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: george76

Answer: No, just in witch-hunts against conservatives and Republicans...


25 posted on 01/02/2007 11:24:57 AM PST by piytar
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To: piytar

Just like she is serious about her Catholic faith I guess. I found it a little revolting when she made the sign of the cross when she paid her respects at President Ford's casket. All those dead babies would find that gesture just a bit hypocritical.


26 posted on 01/02/2007 11:40:49 AM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: george76

Bela is interested in only one thing -- POWER -- hers and the RATs.
Hell hath no fury like a Bela Pelosi in charge of the House of Representatives. We can only hope and pray that the GOP members can keep her in check.


27 posted on 01/02/2007 11:45:50 AM PST by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: george76
A Swiffer is nice for a quick jobs and gets to those hard to reach areas like under all those seats. Ladies, let's be sure to email her our best tips.
28 posted on 01/02/2007 11:48:26 AM PST by Miss Didi
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To: kellynla; Doohickey
LOL

So Pelosi has about as much credibility as a screen door on a submarine.

29 posted on 01/02/2007 12:18:43 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: TNCMAXQ; NYer; Salvation; wagglebee; MillerCreek
All those dead babies would find that gesture just a bit...very hypocritical.
30 posted on 01/02/2007 12:21:24 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Disambiguator
Here are some possible responses, in the form of rhetorical questions.

Does a bear crap in the men's restroom?
Are you talking about Papa Bear, Mama Bear or Baby Bear?

Is the Pope Muslim?
Have you asked him?

Is the sky iridescent green?
I'm color blind and it might be.

Do "progressives" really care about the poor?
Absolutely. As long as you don't whine about my using your country club dues to pay the tab.

My tongue in cheek replies are meant to warn you right here and now that Democrats know how to run Congress and if Nancy isn't up to the task she'll be gone in a nano-second...and Democrats know how to get Bob Woodward to speak to the dead, without a medium and the Republicans are going to be severely and justifiably punished for being disloyal to their President.

31 posted on 01/02/2007 12:28:04 PM PST by harrowup (At least President Bush will have a competent Congress to deal with in 2007.)
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To: harrowup

Thanks for the upbeat take on everything...


32 posted on 01/02/2007 12:31:42 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: Disambiguator

Frankly the President as a lame duck is better off working with a Democrat Congress. No names to name and no promises to keep.


33 posted on 01/02/2007 12:46:35 PM PST by harrowup (At least President Bush will have a competent Congress to deal with in 2007.)
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To: george76

She can clean my house, it's filthy.


34 posted on 01/02/2007 12:47:56 PM PST by NeoCaveman (Conservatism hasn't been tried and found wanting, it has been found wanting to be tried.)
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To: NeoCaveman
She can clean my house, it's filthy.

Did you hear the one about the hooker who went up to a really old guy on the street and said,
"For 50 bucks I'll do anything you want."

And he replied,
"Anything? For 50 bucks?"

She nodded yes.

He replied,
"Paint my house"

35 posted on 01/02/2007 12:59:11 PM PST by harrowup (At least President Bush will have a competent Congress to deal with in 2007.)
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To: Disambiguator
Does a bear crap in the men's restroom?

Is the Pope Muslim?

Is the sky iridescent green?

Do "progressives" really care about the poor?

---
You know how to ask the hard questions.
36 posted on 01/02/2007 1:01:48 PM PST by Cheburashka ( World's only Spatula City certified spatula repair and maintenance specialist!!!)
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To: george76
Pelosi, if she's a real Democrat, has no intention whatsoever of improving the moral climate of the House.

If she did, they'd have her out of there, flickering tongue,nictitating membrane and rattling tale in a second.

37 posted on 01/02/2007 1:03:45 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Cheburashka
You know how to ask the hard questions.

Someone's got to do it.

38 posted on 01/02/2007 1:17:24 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: george76

If you think the GOP was bad. Just give the Democrats a couple of years in office. They will make the last congress look clean in comparison.


39 posted on 01/02/2007 2:07:19 PM PST by Uncle Hal
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To: george76

No she is not serious about it. Wouldn't even occur to her. And if it did, her demo colleagues would disabuse her of that quaint notion.


40 posted on 01/02/2007 3:55:50 PM PST by TexanToTheCore (If it ain't Rugby or Bullriding, it's for girls.........................................)
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To: george76

**Editorial: Is Pelosi serious about cleaning up the House? **

How about her own wine business in California -- cleaning that up first. She has a lot of skeletons in her own closet. Can't do anything about other's skeletons until she deals with her own.

Just a lot of nonsensical talk.


41 posted on 01/02/2007 9:23:24 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: george76

Really. They haven't even served an hour yet and they're the most corrupt leadership the House has ever seen (at least in terms of breadth, not depth).


42 posted on 01/02/2007 9:25:25 PM PST by AmishDude (It doesn't matter whom you vote for. It matters who takes office.)
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To: muawiyah

She's from the D'Alesandro family in Baltimore and her father ("Big Tommy") was one of the most corrupt mayors in the country.

Her older brother ("Little Tommy"), who was once arrested for rape but never went to trial because none of the witnesses could be located to testify against him, was also one of the most corrupt mayors in the country.


43 posted on 01/03/2007 6:13:03 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

A few things they forgot to note: She is unable to blink. She's had so many facelifts, she eats through her belly button.

Their vineyard profits barely cover her Botox costs.


44 posted on 01/03/2007 6:14:51 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Salvation

Her husband ''just happens'' to own a big chunk of land which used to belong to the Federal Government (us taxpayers): Hunters Point Naval Shipyards.

Her protégé, Gavin Newsom, current Mayor of San Francisco, is trying to strike up a deal where the San Francisco 49ers will get that land and stay in the city, rather than moving to Santa Clara and building a new stadium down there.

But there seems to be some problem with the Naval shipyard being a Superfund cleanup site.

Stand by for developments as the blinkless wonder simultaneously cleans up corruption in the Senate, and finds a way around this ''Inconvenient Truth.''


45 posted on 01/03/2007 6:16:48 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

But the BIG problem is, the MSM will spin her into Joan of Ark!


46 posted on 01/03/2007 6:19:58 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (MAYNARD BLAZEJEWSKI For President '08 (The "true" Conservative choice))
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To: george76

smoke and mirrors


47 posted on 01/03/2007 6:21:07 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. .... you'll run the bill up kid!....)
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To: george76

Wasn't aware of this deal. This family is CORRUPT!


48 posted on 01/03/2007 9:31:37 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: george76

A New Voter Fraud

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1733941/posts


49 posted on 01/03/2007 9:52:48 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Berosus; Cincinatus' Wife; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; FairOpinion; Fedora; ..
Culture of Corruption.

50 posted on 01/06/2007 6:41:12 PM PST by SunkenCiv ("I've learned to live with not knowing." -- Richard Feynman)
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