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  •  My letter to the editor today (4.00)
    I am horrified by the cynical Republican efforts to use the Terri Schiavo tragedy to try and distract the nation from their own ethics scandals. If the Republicans want us to think they are the "moral" party, they better clean up their act fast! Tom DeLay, who has led the Terri Schiavo circus, may be the least ethical member in Congress. He took his father off life support 16 years ago. Furthermore, he was reprimanded by the House Ethics Committee (controlled by Republicans) no less than three times and his PAC is under investigation for illegal use of corporate money. His misuse of charitable funds for partisan purposes, illegal campaign contributions and misuse of the FAA for a partisan attack on Democrats all add up to a very bad apple! Then there's Ohio Congressman Mike Oxley, Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, who was caught red-handed in an illegal and immoral deal in which he offered to drop a probe of the mutual insurance industry if they agreed to hire a Republican to oversee its lobbying efforts. This is corruption on level with a third world nation! And Missouri representative Roy Blount, the House Majority Whip, tried to attach legislation to the Homeland Security Bill that would help out the company his girlfriend was a lobbyist for. Isn't that war profiteering combined with good old-fashioned corruption?

    If these are the leaders of the "moral" Republican party, I seriously question the definition of morality that today's Republicans are using. I call on the Republican party to clean house and get rid of these bad apples before they start interfering with family tragedies like Terri Schiavo's.

    Delenda est Sinclair!

    by mole333 on Tue Mar 29, 2005 at 11:09:17 AM PST

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