Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Johnson exits ethics panel post
The Sioux Falls, SD newspaper is carrying an article that tells a lot about career politicians.

"On Monday, the two-term Democratic senator passed the duties to his stand-in, California Sen. Barbara Boxer, who has headed the Senate Select Committee on Ethics since January 2007, one month after Johnson suffered a major brain hemorrhage.

"Bob Burns, a political science professor at South Dakota State University, said he's not surprised Johnson stepped down from the ethics post. Unlike Boxer, Johnson is up for re-election this year, Burns said."

The thought that comes into my military mind is: If Sen Johnson is up for reelection, why would he want to give up his position of leadership on the ethics committee?

Perhaps he recognizes that there is not a lot of ethical conduct going on in con-gress, and he wants to distance himself from a committee that is supposed to be policing ethics.

The past couple of years has seen a lot of unethical behavior in con-gress, and we the people do not see a lot being done to clean it up, or make it any better.

"When you've been gone nine months, it's hard to jump in midstream," begs the question that has been being asked, is Sen Johnson really capable of performing his duties in con-gress?

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