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Republican Ethics: Dirty Deals and Prostitutes


When even the zealots at Red State are criticizing a Republican, you know it must be bad. Charged with replacing disgraced John Dolittle on the House Appropriations Committee, the stewards of ethics and public service in the House selected John Calvert, who:

 Don't worry, though. It's all politics, according to a mysteriously anonymous GOP source :

It doesn’t take much to concoct an allegation of impropriety against an elected official in Washington
— any idiot can do that,” the aide said. “But it takes guts to look at
the facts, draw a conclusion that is contrary to the crap printed in
one major newspaper, and stand firmly behind a decision. Frankly,
that’s exactly what the Steering Committee has done.”

I'm glad to see that the Republicans didn't learn anything from 2006. Their arrogance will continue to be their undoing. 



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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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