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The RS Insider sees that even the Kos Kids are catching on to the fact that Congressional Democrats just haven’t been that interested in passing the Congressional ethics reform on which they campaigned. The RS Insider can confirm that many Republicans on the Hill aren’t very happy about it either, especially since the Ethics and Lobby Reform Act contained the DeMint Amendment bringing transparency to earmarks.
The Democratic approach to ethics reform are nicely demonstrated in the beginning and end of this Politico story…
- [BEGINNING] As House Democrats tackle a lobbying reform bill that they pledged to adopt on the midterm campaign trail, reformers say that a number of the members are privately questioning its necessity after all.
- [END] [T]his reporter asked [House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel] -- in the effort for openness and disclosure -- if a journalist could sit in to hear debate on the language. "Why don't you go f--- yourself?" Emanuel replied, as he entered a men's room in the Capitol basement.
One of these things is a lot like the other.