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So Much for Ethics …

By on 3.1.06 | 8:12AM

So Rep. John Conyers abused his position as a Congressman, badgered his employees, bullied them into working on issues and for other campaigns they probably didn't want to work on, and generally just took everyone for granted.

The Hill is reporting on one of the least surprising stories to break on Capitol Hill in some time. Two former employees are charging Conyers with breaches of House ethics, which at this point has become nothing more than an oxymoron.

Conyers has been one of the most divisive, mean-spirited and intellectually and politically dishonest Democrats on Capitol Hill for years. He has used his seat on the House Judiciary Committee to indulge and further every crackpot scandal he could dig up in the past five years. Going so far as to hold unofficial "hearings" on impeachment proceedings against President Bush over the Iraq War and the notion that the President was aware of the September 11th attacks before they occurred.

This could not have happened to a more deserving person. The only thing better is that in light of the new focus on ethics, the Ethics Committee should now move swiftly to censure this buffoon.

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