Wednesday, July 06, 2005

You Can't Be Only a Little Bit Pregnant or Corrupt

This New York Times article describing the free meals that lobbyist Jack Abramoff provided to members of Congress is certainly not the most damning news piece that has been published, but it does go to show just how clubby the atmosphere in Washington can be. (My favorite part is Chistopher Cox defending his free meals from his friend, Jack.)

I know that it can be difficult at time being a Member of Congress, especially financially for some, but the difficulties are part of the whole package. The rules are in place for a reason, and the reason is simple -- to protect the integrity of Congress and the United States government, and to assure the citizens that their Congress isn't for sale for a $74 steak.