So, how many of you out there have a member of Congress on this list from Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington:

CREW's List of the 22 Most Corrupt Members of Congress:

Members of the Senate:
Sen. Pete V. Domenici (R-NM)
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK)

Members of House:
Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)
Rep. John T. Doolittle (R-CA)
Rep. Tom Feeney (R-FL)
Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA)
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA)
Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-LA)
Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA)
Rep. Gary G. Miller (R-CA)
Rep. Alan B. Mollohan (D-WV)
Rep. Timothy F. Murphy (R-PA)
Rep. John P. Murtha (D-PA)
Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM)
Rep. Rick Renzi (R-AZ)
Rep. Harold Rogers (R-KY)
Rep. David Scott (D-GA)
Rep. Don Young (R-AK)
Rep. Jerry Weller (R-IL)
Rep. Heather A. Wilson (R-NM)

Dishonorable Mentions:
Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID)
Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)

…Also worth noting is that the entire Alaska delegation is now on the list. Senator Stevens and Rep. Young are both under federal investigation, and an ethics complaint was filed against Sen. Murkowski by the National Legal and Policy Center.

Sadly, despite an election in which Democrats ran on a platform of eradicating the “culture of corruption” and the fact that voters overwhelmingly turned against members with ethics problems, very little appears to have changed. Members of both parties have boasted of Congress’ progress on this front, yet only tepid ethics reforms were passed and no new enforcement mechanisms were added. The bi-partisan House ethics task force, originally charged with reporting back by May 1, 2007, has yet to issue any recommendations, and the ethics committees in both Houses remain loathe to consider the unethical conduct of their colleagues unless, of course, gay sex is involved as we learned watching the Senate Republicans’ radically disparate treatment of the crimes committed by Sen. Craig and Sen. Vitter.

Speaking of Diaper Dave, you have to surf over to the General for his latest letter to Mitch McConnell in light of sex worker Wendy Cortez’s press conference about her business relationship with Vitter. A snippet:

Cortez also said that his “little senator” was actually a “very tiny senator.” I think we both know what it feels like to hear that. I can’t count the times a woman, brainwashed by the tales humongous members in femislamunistofascist organs like Cosmopolitan, pointed at my normal sized Private Johnson and broke into unstoppable laughter. It can be very humiliating.

That brings us to David’s law, a bill sponsored by Sen. Vitter, that would set standards for what is considered to be “big” and what is considered to be “normal” (the breaking point being 2.5 inches). I see the hearing as being a huge media event that’ll destroy the “The Great Size Lie” once and for all.

Picture it. We get Cortez to testify that Sen. Vitter is very small. Then we have the senator whip it out, perhaps even displaying it resting in the palm of your hand to provide scale (I understand you are experienced in the proper display of another man’s member). Can you think of a more dramatic visual than that? I certainly can’t.

Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding