Monday, February 06, 2006

Reform, Boner Style

We learn from the WAPO this morning that Rep. Boner (R- Fuckyuistan) is all for lobbying reform, as long as it doesn't actually involve, ummmm..... reform. Boehner Opposes Sweeping Changes in Lobbying.
Newly elected House Majority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said he opposed efforts to ban privately funded travel for members of Congress and provisions in spending bills that fund lawmakers' pet projects.

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"In the past, when these scandals have erupted, what's happened is Congress has overreacted, and two days later nobody knew what happened," he said on "Fox News Sunday." He said he would favor more disclosure of dealings with lobbyists but would not seek complete bans on travel or "earmark" provisions. "Bringing more transparency to this relationship, I think, is the best way to control it. But taking actions to ban this and ban that, when there's no appearance of a problem, there's no foundation of a problem, I think, in fact, does not serve the institution well."

Shorter Boner, "We loves us some earmarks! so let's not get carried away by this ethics stuff."

As Billmon would say, meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

3 comments:

Buckeye, Dealer of Rare Coins said...

I speak as a not-so-proud constintuent of Mr. Fuckuistan: he makes me ill. There's something weird about that perpetual, George Hamilton tan.

four legs good said...

He is very, very creepy.

Didn't take him long to show his true allegiance either, eh?

Buckeye, Dealer of Rare Coins said...

He likes power. And for some reason the Dems can't find anyone in the state of Ohio to run against him.

Of course, if I move closer to work I'll be stuck with Mike Turner as my rep. Turner is another bland, white, middling evil middle aged republican. It's sort of like choosing between leukemia and a brain tumour.