Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Tiahrt to police campaign shenanigans

Here is the perfect case of hiring a fox to guard a hen-house. According to the following story a house task force has picked one of the most corrupted politicians in the history of Kansas and appointed him to look over any wrong doing during political campaigns.

According The Wichita Eagle (http://blogs.kansas.com/weblog/):

Tiahrt to House lawmakers: Police thyselves
Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard, who was appointed in January to a House task force to study whether an independent ethics panel is needed, is strongly opposed to the idea, saying that such a panel could be manipulated for partisan purposes, according to the Hill.
“Should we let MoveOn.org decide who to investigate?” Tiahrt asked. He went on say that wrongdoers are being caught and sentenced. “The system is working,” he declared.

This is the same man who took in $1,099,563 Total Receipts for the 2005-2006 election and only spent $1,024,914, leaving him a hefty surplus to pocket. This is the same man who takes his family to Hawaii and Europe for vacations at the taxpayers expense. This is the same Tiahrt who took in $4,000 for former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and then tried to defend him when he was caught using dishonest fund raising practices.
So we can all sit back and laugh as congress puts its most corrupted politicians to police their ethics. It would be hilarious if it wasn’t our money they are steeling.

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