Friday, January 19, 2007

Sweet Irony

"A federal judge today ordered former Congressman Robert W. Ney (R-Ohio) to serve 30 months in prison for accepting gifts, favors and campaign contributions in exchange for official actions, making the six-term congressman the first elected official to be sent to prison in the influence-peddling investigation of lobbyist Jack Abramoff's activities."

"Senate Democrats and Republicans broke a difficult stalemate last night and approved 96 to 2 expansive legislation to curtail the influence of lobbyists, tighten congressional ethics rules and prevent the spouses of senators from lobbying senators and their staffs."


Chuck Butcher said...

Just in time to have something odd going on with Federal Prosecutors...

and irony marches on

Kevin Hayden said...

Ney got off light. I've seen petty thieves do more time. But that's life in the fast lane where class prevails over honor.