Friday, March 03, 2006

Ethics for thee, not for me

John Conyers is a Democratic congressman from Michigan and a noted member of the Far, Far Left Brigade.
In fact, Conyers is a leader of the pack that wants to impeach President Bush.
But Mr. Conyers' glass house appears to be somewhat unstable.
Two former aides to Rep. John Conyers Jr., Michigan Democrat, have charged that he repeatedly violated House ethics rules, the Hill newspaper reports.
Deanna Maher, a former deputy chief of staff in Mr. Conyers' Detroit office, and Sydney Rooks, a former legal counsel in that office, shared numerous letters, memorandums and copies of e-mails, handwritten notes and expense reports with the Hill, reporter Jonathan E. Kaplan wrote.
In letters sent separately by each woman to the House ethics committee, the FBI and the U.S. Attorney's Office, they said Mr. Conyers demanded that aides work on several local and state campaigns and forced them to baby-sit and chauffeur his children. They also charge that some aides illegally used Mr. Conyers' congressional offices to enrich themselves.
Put those stones away, Mr. Conyers. The splashback could be a bear.