Wonky Muse
Wonky Muse

January 9, 2007

Ricky's Home

with his peeps.

Not surprising, I suppose, him being the patron saint of the K Street Project and all.

Still, it's outrageous that government officials make the transition to lobbying so soon after leaving/being kicked out of office; it enforces the illicit relationship between power and money.

The new Democratic Congress is pushing as their first piece of legislation the revamping of ethics rules. One of their proposals is to bar ex-lawmakers like Santorum from lobbying Congress for two years. I think it should at least be four, but that's a good start. Now if the Dems would just prevent the bill from being watered down by amendments on the floor...


posted at 3:17 PM by Wonky Muse

+Save/Share | |
Links to this post:

Create a Link






ABOUT

"Sapere Aude."
(Dare to Know)
-- Epistularum Liber Primus, Horace

Wonk (noun): def. A political nerd. Know spelled backwards.

Wonky Muse is the other Filipino American female political blogger. The sane, liberal one.


RECENT POSTS

  • "Plus ça change...
  • Saddam is Dead
  • Saddam Hussein May Be Executed Tonight (Updated)
  • Monochrome and Tranquilizing?
  • Ignatius' New Narrative: Bush in Pain
  • Dubya and Rangel, Part Deux
  • Gerald Ford and the Indonesian Invasion of East Ti...
  • Breaking: Gerald Ford Dies
  • James Brown Dies at 73
  • Holiday Greetings

  • BLOG ARCHIVES




    BLOGROLL

    Atrios
    BlogRevolution
    Cursor
    Daily Kos
    Hullabaloo
    Firedoglake
    Glenn Greenwald
    Informed Comment
    Memeorandum
    Political Animal
    Talking Points Memo
    The Carpetbagger Report
    The Huffington Post
    Tapped

    WONKY READS



    WEB WONKY MUSE

    TWITTER UPDATES

    follow me on Twitter



    MISC



    Subscribe with Bloglines

    free hit counter script
    image: le sarcophage des muses, musée du louvre.
    site design: wonky muse.