Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Boxer to Drain Senate Swamp?

Remember when Nancy Pelosi likened Washington to a swamp that needed to be drained? Guess who's supposed to be draining it on the Senate side?

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Creature From the Senate Swamp

Barbara (Ma'am) Boxer chairs the Senate Ethics Committee. That's right. E-T-H-I-C-S. She's the chair. She was the one to send Chris Dodd a letter making demands for him to come clean regarding his Countrywide mortgages. But, according to the Washington Examiner,
Boxer held no fewer than seven mortgages with Countrywide Financial, the company at the center of the mortgage scandal she was investigating as chair of her committee.

Then there's a matter of a million dollar property in Oakland that she failed to mention joint ownership of on any of her financial disclosure forms.

And somehow, should Ms. Bouncer be re-elected and the Dems retain control of the Senate, who do you think will be investigating Ms. Bouncer's financial lies irregularities? That's right.

Barbara Boxer.

Just one more reason to Bounce Babs this November 2nd.

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Cross posted at LCR, Say Anything

Update: Maggie's Notebook has a good piece on this as well.


  1. I have to believe there is a better way to combat unethical congressmen than allowing them to police themselves, all these bastards are in it together. The only time these people get in trouble is for social issues, like having a "wide stance" in a public bathroom, or being a member of the KKK, oh wait...

    I don't know how to do it without screwing up the separation of powers. Obviously, the true way to do it is to not elect them again, but California is USSR east, so these people never get booted. Damn, relying on a responsible electorate sucks when the responsibility part goes away.

  2. A truly ethical Congress Critter (See: Mythical beasts) would recuse herself from the investigation.
    (I know! I crack myself up!)


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