Thursday, January 18, 2007

Your mission, should you decide to accept it ...

I think it may be time to start a whole new feature here at CC HQ. We can call it something like "Missing in Action," and it will be devoted to cataloguing all of the instances when the Blogging Tories conveniently avert their eyes from any news that doesn't square with their ideological world vlew.

Like, oh, this:

Republicans Halt Ethics Legislation

Senate Republicans scuttled broad legislation last night to curtail lobbyists' influence and tighten congressional ethics rules, refusing to let the bill pass without a vote on an unrelated measure that would give President Bush virtual line-item-veto power.

The bill could be brought back up later this year. Indeed, Democrats will try one last time today to break the impasse. But its unexpected collapse last night infuriated Democrats and the government watchdog groups that had been pushing it since the lobbying scandals that rocked the last Congress. Proponents charged that Republicans had used the spending-control measure as a ruse to thwart ethics rules they dared not defeat in a straight vote.

How odd, the GOP being so opposed to tougher ethics rules, what with their outrage over Ticketgate, or whatever the hell you want to call it. But that's not the issue here.

No, what we want is to see which Blogging Tories (being the ethical yapdogs that they are) actually have the ovaries to report on this amusing development, preferably with at least a tinge of appropriate outrage.

So ... have at it. The comments section is open, and operators are standing by. One line. No pushing.

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