Saturday, January 28, 2006


The Economist - 1 December 2005

"Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, jumped on [Cunningham's] mea culpa, calling it “just the latest example of the culture of corruption that pervades the Republican-controlled Congress, which ignores the needs of the American people to serve wealthy special interests and their cronies.” In one way, this is partisan claptrap: the last congressman to leave under a similar cloud was a Democrat: James Traficant, who was expelled from the House in 2002 after being convicted of bribery and tax evasion. On the other hand, Republicans, conscious of their Christian evangelical base, tend to preach a sterner morality, which means they are more open to accusations of hypocrisy."

Evangelical christians preach a "sterner morality." Right... oh... I forgot....non-evangelical christians and non-christians tolerate corruption.


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