Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Reform, Republican Style

Rep. Tom Delay, who had to step down from his position as house majority leader because he was indicted on corruption and money laundering chagres was given given a position at the head of the House Subcommitee overseeing the Justice Department, which is investigating the lobbyist Jack Abramhoff and his dealings with lawmakers, including Delay.

Delay was also given a much-coveted position in the Appropriations Committee.

DeLay was able to rejoin the powerful Appropriations panel — he was a member until becoming majority leader in 2003 — because of a vacancy created after the resignation of Randy "Duke" Cunningham, R-Calif. Cunningham pleaded guilty in November to charges relating to accepting $2.4 million in bribes for government business and other favors.

This is like putting Bernie Ebbers in charge of the SEC.

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