Friday, February 26, 2010

If This Is "Ethical", Then I'm An Introvert
... and never raise my voice

Am I the only one thinking this is a perfect example of rank hypocrisy? Here's some of the article from Politico.com; (Emphasis mine) Charlie Rangel ruling puts Nancy Pelosi in a jam

The House ethics committee's decision to admonish New York Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel over improper corporate-sponsored trips to the Caribbean leaves Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the ethics committee itself facing difficult questions.

When then-Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) was admonished by the ethics committee in October 2004, Pelosi and other Democratic leaders went on the offensive against him.

“Mr. DeLay has proven himself to be ethically unfit to lead the party,” Pelosi said at a news conference the following day. “The burden falls upon his fellow House Republicans. Republicans must answer: Do they want an ethically unfit person to be their majority leader or do they want to remove the ethical cloud that hangs over the Capitol?”

Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) — now the House majority leader — said DeLay "certainly ought to step aside as leader at this point in time because I think his credibility has been undermined by these findings."


And of course... this; NBC's Brian Williams Ignores Rangel Corruption Charges
By Geoffrey Dickens

After the Democrats regained control of the House in 2006, Nancy Pelosi promised NBC's Brian Williams that she would "drain the swamp" and "turn this Congress into the most honest and open Congress in history." So when news broke that a House Ethics committee found that long time New York Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel accepted corporate money for trips to the Caribbean one would think Williams would be all over the story – he wasn't.

On Thursday's NBC Nightly News Williams completely ignored the charges, as did ABC's World News Tonight. Of the three broadcast network evening news shows, only Williams' competitors at CBS Evening News covered the Rangel scandal as Katie Couric reported Rangel "broke House rules," and Nancy Cordes told viewers he could be "censured," but didn't tell them that he was a Democrat.

Williams' NBC News colleague Amy Robach did mention the investigation into Rangel's wrongdoing, the next morning on the Today show, but omitted Rangel's party affiliation in the one and only story aired on the morning show.

3 Comments:

Blogger tuleesh said...

Oh, my! You mean the BotoxBiddy is not leading the most ethical Congress ever?

3:55 AM  
Blogger Simplex Vir said...

Fellow Cavedwellers,

It should be clear to all by this point that there is NO ONE PINCH of shame in the Democratic Party, or their leadership. They will say, do, write anything that is politically expedient at the time. They do not care about promises because they know they don't have to keep them. They don't care about lies because all is fair to advance their cause, which is POWER!

This is not new and does not come as a shock to a thinking person.

Besides if they turned on Rangle he is the type that would take the whole ship down with him, so they would never take that chance.

11:28 AM  
Blogger TCN said...

Gosh, Simplex, if only he WOULD take the whole mess down with him. Can we pray for that, or is that too mean?

7:13 PM  

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