Sunday, December 31, 2006

Yep, Gonna Clean Up The House...

Crazy Nancy better have an industrial sized broom for her OWN side of the aisle if she's going to "clean the House" as she promised. Now incoming House Judiciary Committee Chairman and Bush-Cheney impeacher John Conyers has been caught, but I'm sure it's just all a misunderstanding...

Representative John Conyers (D-MI) has "accepted responsibility" for possibly violating House rules by requiring his official staff to perform campaign-related work, according to a statement quietly released by the House ethics committee late Friday evening.

The top Republican and Democratic members on the ethics panel, Representatives Doc Hastings (R-WA) and Howard Berman (D-CA), said in a statement that Conyers acknowledged a "lack of clarity" in communicating what was expected of his official staff and that he accepted responsibility for his actions.

Get that? It was a "lack of clarity" that was the problem, not a lack of ethics by this jerk. He's not accepting responsiblity for anything, he's weaseling his way out of it.

A spokesman for Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Conyers will remain chairman of the Judiciary Committee.

Well of course he will. They're kindred spirits.

The Hill reported last March that two former Conyers’ aides alleged that he repeatedly violated House ethics rules by requiring aides to work on local and statecampaigns, and babysit and chauffeur his children. Deanna Maher, a former deputy chief of staff in the Detroit office, and Sydney Rooks, a former legal counsel in his district office, shared numerous letters, memos, e-mails, handwritten notes and expense reports with The Hill.

To repeat something said over and over, and always true...if Conyers were a Republican, this would be major news. As he is a Democrat, you'll barely hear a blip.