Friday, May 26, 2006

Any corruption is too much for me

A diary by habeas on Raising Kaine says it all:

When recently confronted by reports of ethical violations, Virgil Goode (R-VA 5th) deflected the question, saying that the accusations of wrongdoing were coming from a liberal group, Common Cause, without addressing the merits of the accusation. Instead, he chose to argue "Everyone else in Washington is corrupt, why does it matter if I am?"
And then Virgil issued a press release that clouded the issue. (see the complete release on the RK site)

habeas' response?
But all of this misses the point. It doesn't much matter to me who Harry Reid took money from. Becuase Harry Reid is not running for Congress in Virginia's 5th District. And neither is Hillary Clinton.

Our choice is between Virgil Goode and Al Weed. One has taken illegal money from corrupt contractors and one hasn't. One has been named in a Federal criminal prosecution and one hasn't.

Virgil Goode is running for Congress in Virginia's 5th District, and we don't care if other people in government are crooked.

We care if he is.

I couldn't agree more.


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