Thursday, June 03, 2010

SURPRISE: Black Caucus Doesn't Like New Ethics Office Power To Investigate

It must be a coincidence that Ohio's Rep. Marcia Fudge is involved.

Black lawmakers want to limit new ethics office
Stung by a series of inquiries, nearly half the members of the Congressional Black Caucus want to scale back the aggressive ethics procedures that Democrats trumpeted after gaining control of Congress.

Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, and 19 fellow black lawmakers in the all-Democratic caucus quietly introduced a resolution last week that would restrict the powers of the new independent Office of Congressional Ethics. The office, formed by Congress in 2008, is run by a panel of private citizens.

Madam Pelosi's swamp is getting oozier and wider and deeper.

Golf Gulf Disaster Competes For Obama's Attention

Known environmentalist Sir Paul McCartney jetted across the Atlantic to receive the Gershwin Award in a private concert at the White House from President Obama and his family and friends. I'm not sure if foreign policy and reponses to disasters are scheduled around Sasha and Malia's entertainment, but I would tell Sir Paul, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and others to check for President Obama's golf schedule to make sure he will have time for them.

As fishermen lose their jobs and businesses, as jobs slip away nationwide, as debt and deficits soar out of control and the Gulf of Mexico fills with crude, it's time for our President to sing "Hey Jude."

Presumably, known environmentalist Sir Paul McCartney will jet back across the Atlantic to his home castle and Obama will jet somewhere where there's a tee and a green.