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Thursday, April 28, 2005

Hot off the grill: GOP ethics talking points

Raw Story managed to get their hands on a memo coming from Dennis Hastert's office. Unsurprisingly, it attempts to rewrite the story of Tom DeLay's packing of the House Ethics Committee with Republicans who have received money from his PAC, and some who have contributed to his legal defense fund. They also reworked the rules so that a majority vote is required to initiate an ethics investigation. And there's plenty of name-calling thrown in, too!

The last bullet point might be the most absurd:

"Unlike the obstructionist Democrats who would rather bluster about abuses of power by the Majority than actually come to an agreement on ethics, House Republicans are committed to moving forward and protecting the integrity of the House."