Wednesday, November 15, 2006
The New Misdirection
So, the Donks begin their "new direction" for our country by naming "Dirty" Harry Reid as Senate Majority Leader. However, their little pledge says "With a firm commitment to honest leadership" and to even suggest that Reid meets that requirement is asking the average citizen to abandon all discernment.
Let's do a brief review. Harry had to amend his ethics reports to correct where he deliberately failed to account for a land deal that allowed him to collect $1.1 million for property he hadn't personally owned for three years. He used campaign donations instead of his personal money to pay Christmas bonuses for the support staff at the Ritz-Carlton where he lives. He accepted free ringside tickets from the Nevada Athletic Commission to three professional boxing matches while that state agency was trying to influence him on federal regulation of boxing and lied about the ethics rules.
And just recently, he backed funding for a bridge between Nevada and Arizona that could affect the value of property he owns nearby. "Senator Reid's support for the bridge had absolutely nothing to do with property he owned," said the statement from his office. "Senator Reid supported this project for one reason only - his continuing efforts to move Nevada forward." Still, if you're going to espouse honest, transparent leadership shouldn't you eschew all semblance of impropriety? I guess not, if you're a Democrat. Yet, this is the same guy who promised to bring more openness to the practice of earmarking. I'm sure!
The "new misdirection" of the Donks is to take us down the same old road of dishonest and corrupt leadership just that this time it's called Democrat instead of Republican.
Posted by BobG at 5:51 AM