Rules? We don’t need no stinkin’ rules

Let’s face it. Anytime you put the word “lawmaker” in the same headline or sentence with “ethics” you’re asking for trouble.

The Washington Post says “Lawmakers Agree on New Ethics Rules.” What the headline should say is “Lawmakers find new ways to avoid ethics rules.”

But that’s just our opinion.

Lawmakers Agree on New Ethics RulesHouse and Senate negotiators completed days of contentious talks and reached final agreement last night on an ethics bill, despite the objections of members unhappy with tougher rules on lobbyist-delivered campaign contributions. [Washington Post Political News]