The Republican-controlled Congress has lost any pretense to reform credentials

The long shadow of a sex scandal

Mother Jones
by Joshua Zeitz

10/16/06

In the wake of the Cunningham, Ney, and DeLay scandals, and in these early days of Foleygate, the Republican-controlled Congress has lost any pretense to reform credentials. If recent polls are to be believed, voters have soured on the GOP majority and are ready to entrust Democrats with leadership of one or both houses. But for Democrats -- and for anyone who cares about transparency and ethics in government -- there's danger in focusing only on the most egregious cases of congressional mischief. By zeroing in on Congress's worst rogues, we run the risk of missing the layers of more subtle corruption. A prime example of this less discernible culture of corruption is Rep. Jeb Bradley, a two-term Republican incumbent from New Hampshire who is virtually assured re-election next month...

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