“The Democrats intend to lead the most honest, most open and most ethical congress in history.” — Nancy Pelosi, 2006
I wonder how Speaker Pelosi would grade herself and her party on having fulfilled this intention.
Is honesty the hallmark of 2,000 page bills that, because of their sheer enormity and complexity, are designed to hide political payoffs to special interests?
Is “openness” the term one would use to describe the partisan closed-door meetings that have defined the modus operandi of this Congress?
Is the sale of key Senate votes in exchange for federal dollars targeted at states like Louisiana and Nebraska best described as “ethical”?
Speaker Pelosi’s statement appears to be the Democratic equivalent of the infamous “Read my lips: no new taxes.”