Saturday, October 01, 2005

To put it bluntly, Dreier may have been a safer choice for the GOP

I guess Tom DeLay, et al wanted to make sure that during the hammer's visit to the toolshed, business continued as usual in more ways than one. While DeLay faces ethics charges in Texas, a consultant hired on the payroll of successor Roy Blunt will be facing charges as one of DeLay's co-conspirators. Despite the long-term investigation and recent indictment, Blunt's PAC (Rely on Your Beliefs Fund) continues to employ Jim Ellis as consultant. Blunt's actions have raised eyebrows in the past: just hours after DeLay gave him the House Majority Whip position, Blunt tried to insert a provision benefiting Philip Morris (a company to which his ties are so close, he married the tobacco company lobbyist he dated during his election campaign) into the bill creating the Dept. of Homeland Security. It seems as though if the GOP were really interested in clearing its image of pervasive corruption, they'd have realized David Dreier may have a much tidier closet than the sorcerer's apprentice.

Tags: ; ; ; ; ; ;

Sphere: Related Content

No comments: