Thursday, February 01, 2007

Corruption on the Democratic Side of the Senate

News & Culture in CA | Dianne Feinstein: A Question of Ethics Color me unsurprised.
As a member of the Military Construction Appropriations subcommittee, Sen. Feinstein voted for appropriations worth billions to her husband's firms
Can you say, "Conflict of Interest?" I knew you could.
[Wendell Rawls, executive director of the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C.,] comments, "Sen. Feinstein has had a serious conflict of interest, a serious insensitivity to ethical considerations. The very least she should have done is to recuse herself from having conversations, debates, voting or any other kind of legislative activity that involved either Perini Corporation or URS Corporation or any other business activity where her husband's financial interests were involved.

"I cannot understand how someone who complains so vigorously as she has about conflicts of interest in the government and Congress can have turned such a deaf ear and a blind eye to her own. Because of her level of influence, the conflict of interest is just as serious as the Halliburton-Cheney connection."
Sort of like a raving gun-controller having a concealed carry permit. Oh, wait.... [via mAss Backwards]

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