Melanie Sloan of Citizens For Responsibility And Ethics In Washington was on CSPAN just prior to the Democratic Reform Proposal and pointed out that they were not addressing the problem of earmarks and there was not an enforcement mechanism. Melanie Sloan was right.
I’m not the only one who thinks the Dem Leadership Ethics Plan is a Band-Aid and the Democratic leadership does not really want to win back control of Congress.
Update 6:00 a.m. PDT – from L.A. Times, Culture of Lobbying May Resist Reform:
Despite the political theater Wednesday, Democrats offered proposals that in many respects were similar to those laid out the day before by Hastert and Rep. David Dreier (R-San Dimas), chairman of the House Rules Committee