Where’s Mr. Clean?

I’ve bitched (check out this post on MBNA water-carrier, Jew-basher, and Kos client Jim Moran) for a long time that the soft ethical standards of the elected Democrats would make it difficult – or impossible – for them to run against a core Republican vulnerability, the corporate-lobbyist-friendly policies the GOP loves to espouse.

Dean has made this point, with some effectiveness, and it’s nice to see it get echoed over at MyDD. Check out the comments; commenter Gary Boatwright sums up my feelings perfectly:

…Unfortunately, Democratic looseness with ethical standards will make it look like the pot is calling the kettle black.

If it was up to me, I’d hire one of Elliot Spitzer’s top lawyers and give them the task of cleaning up the Democratic party. Let the chips fall where they may.

3 thoughts on “Where’s Mr. Clean?”

  1. That’s reason 5,001 that Pelosi should step down, but when I notice that her previous challenger, Harold Ford Jr., whom I like, is number one on that list . . .

    Sigh.

  2. I’d buy that.

    I note with some interest that McCain-Feingold (famous for griping about the “corrupting influence of money in politics” without corresponding noise about who it is, exactly, who is being corrupted by such money) attack only the campaign contribution end of the deal, not the post-election money flows.

    I’m going to duck the primaries this year for the first time in a LONG time in order to strike a blow against both parties.

    Kinky Friedman for Governor! (How bad could it be?)

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