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  •  Hubris of power (16+ / 0-)

    This is what happens when a party gets unchecked power and no one is there to challenge them.

    These guys probably knew they were breaking some kind of rules - but they just didn't care.  Arrogance of power - I can only hope sometime Karma is going to bite them back in their you know what.

    I am interested to see the text of the legislation when it becomes available.

    And thanks again for sharing this info. with us Congresswoman. Recommended.

    •  Probably??? (6+ / 0-)

      You can bet your bottom dollar they knew they were doing something illegal.  You don't work for someone that high up on the Hill without having a fairly sharp head on your shoulders (much as it pains me to admit they're smarter than the average bear).

      Trust me - that guy knew he was breaking the law.

      Sadly, even now he's probably thinking he'll get away with it.  That's why we need to have the good congresswoman's back on this.

      Call your congress-critters and demand they support this effort.

      Then get to work on an LTE to your local papers.

      Bloggin' with a bar of soap and my car window IMPEACH -8.75 / -6.10

      by Alegre on Tue Mar 28, 2006 at 09:13:05 AM PST

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      •  but, but... (1+ / 0-)
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        LeftHandedMan

        while truly unethical, and would be illegal if the guy worked in the white house, the point of this is that it is currently not illegal for congress, right?

        Trust me - that guy knew he was breaking the law.

        from the article:

        Current securities law and congressional ethics rules don't prohibit lawmakers or their staff members from buying and selling securities based on information learned in the halls of Congress.

        just clarifying....

        "Is the law a law or is it a piece of toast?" -G. Keillor

        by birdbrain64 on Tue Mar 28, 2006 at 10:51:25 AM PST

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