“Ethically challenged” doesn’t really do the Democrats justice. Picture a gang of drunken sailors who have broken into the ship’s rum supply, and you’re near the mark. Today, House Minority Leader John Boehner has a column at Townhall on the latest outrage. Read it all for the details, but the essence is that the Dems have figured out a way to foil the earmark transparency reforms the Republicans enacted when they were in control of the House. The Dems’ scheme is to establish a slush fund that will allow them to “air drop” pork projects into legislation at the conference committee stage, when it’s too late for them to be identified publicly. You have to hand it to the Democrats: when it comes to creative corruption, Enron had nothing on them.
I think the voters are starting to notice. Scott Rasmussen’s latest survey has Harry Reid in a dead heat with Scooter Libby, each with a 19% approval rating. And Reid hasn’t even been convicted of anything yet! Rasmussen attributes Reid’s dismal standing to his visibility on the immigration bill, and that no doubt played a part. I suspect, though, that word of the Democrats’ corruption is starting to leak out.
UPDATE: One more thing–given that President Bush’s approval rating is approximately double Harry Reid’s, how soon do you think the media will start referring to Reid’s “unpopularity” and his low approval ratings every time he’s mentioned in a story?
Yeah, that’s what I think, too.
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