July 5, 2005

Tom Delay's Trips

From the Washington Post...

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) filed delinquent reports Friday for three trips she accepted from outside sponsors that were worth $8,580 and occurred as long as seven years ago, according to copies of the documents.

    The filing is among hundreds of revisions from members of both parties who have amended missing or incomplete reports as scrutiny of lawmaker travel has intensified.

    The most expensive trip was not reported on Pelosi's annual financial disclosure statement or on the travel disclosure form that is required within 30 days of a trip.

    A more common violation among members filing corrections was to list a trip on the annual statement but not file the more detailed form about a specific trip. The House ethics committee plans to examine the tardy disclosures after being stalled since January in partisan disputes.

What did Congressman Delay do again?

Something about building a glass house.

Oh wait.

That was those other guys. :)

Congress Posted by AlexC at July 5, 2005 12:00 AM

Ah yes, the old everybody is doing it defense. Look out though, you might get reviewed by the House Ethics committee - ooh, not that.

Posted by: Silence Dogood at July 5, 2005 10:20 AM

I'm not defending it... I'm revelling in the rich irony of Democrats being guilty of the same thing Delay (and from what it seems, most of Congress) is guilty of.

It was criminal when it was just him. Now it's just embarrassing.

Posted by: AlexC at July 5, 2005 3:01 PM

Yes, I too get the irony, although I sort of take it as a given that most members of Congress are ethically dirty. Then again we have no real punishment system for ethical violations so why should we be suprised that they continue or have become commonplace?

Posted by: Silence Dogood at July 6, 2005 12:26 PM | What do you think? [3]