Friday, April 21, 2006

Top Democrat Resigns from House Ethics Committee

Eleven days ago I wrote about ethics-challenged Rep. Alan Mollohan (D - W.Va.) who showed an increase in his net worth of up to $11 million in four years while serving on the House Appropriations Committee.

This afternoon (the report is time-stamped at 4:51 p.m. on Friday) Mollohan announced he was stepping down from his post as the ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct.


Knucklehead said...

The Bushies Culture of Corruption infected another one, heh? So sad, so sad. Nice suit he had on. Can't tell if the cuffs clashed or matched.

Rick Ballard said...

What I want to know is how Rove got to this guy. When was the first time that he approached him and set him off down this miserable trail to perdition. It's just incredible to consider the depths to which Republicans will sink regarding corruption. I've heard that they even got to Harry Reid and forced him to take money from Nevada gambling interests while encouraging his son to make a living peddling his father's vote. Where will this end? How many more honorable Democrats will have their careers ruined by serving in the same government as Republicans.

The smart ones should get out while they still have a decent reputation.

David Thomson said...

Rep. Alan Mollohan will likely be indicted in the relatively near future. The Democratic politician's resignation from this top post is a clear indication that his problems are only beginning. Will he and Jack Abramof ultimately share the same cell?

Anonymous said...

top post?

on a subcommitte you'd never heard of