Just whose culture of corruption is it?
Details have come to light this week that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) had taken boxing tickets from the Nevada Athletic Commission. Remember, Senator Reid has been very vocal in his criticism of the Republicans and their ethics issues. This falls on the heels of revelations of corruption regarding Representative William Jefferson (D-LA) ethics and the probe of Representative Alan Mollohan (D-WV) for ethics violations.
Make no mistake, there are unethical politicians on both sides of the aisle! The difference is that when a Republican is caught with ill-gotten gains in HIS possession, he resigns from his House seat ("Duke" Cunningham) or from his leadership position (Tom DeLay) whereas the Democrat not only holds his seat, he has his caucus demand that his leader not remove him from his committee under threat of running a candidate against her.
Now we have a candidate for Congress that is telling supporters that you "don't need papers to vote".
The bottom line is this, the only way to cure corruption in DC is to change the culture of DC. The best way to change the culture of DC is to vote for candidates that are willing to be held accountable by the voters. This coming election season, we do have a choice! We can vote for candidates who are beholden to lobbyists and PAC's or we can elect candidates that will answer to their constituents. It's up to you!