Boy, it's a good thing that Nancy Pelosi promised this would be the most ethical Congress EVAH, right? I mean, if they weren't ethical, they might cash in on sweetheart deals while keeping the specifics secret. Oh, wait. That's only a problem when the Republicans do it.WASHINGTON – A Democratic committee chairman overrode his own subpoena three years ago in an investigation of former subprime mortgage lender Countrywide to exclude records showing that he, other House members and congressional aides got VIP discounted loans from the company, documents show.The procedure to keep the names secret was devised by Rep. Edolphus Towns, D-N.Y. In 2003, the 15-term congressman had two loans processed by Countrywide's VIP section, which was established to give discounts to favored borrowers.
It gets tiring of hearing how the Democrats are "for the little guy" and how the Republicans are "evil tools of capitalism" or some other dreck. Folks, they're all in it for two things, things as old as man himself: Money and power. In the case of Towns, it was money - and he had the power to shield himself from scrutiny of his sweetheart deals.
This is what Nancy Pelosi thinks is ethical?
That is all.
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