The Presidency: The Ethics Monster Rages

The Ethics Monster Rages

Somebody in the tense corridors of the U.S. Capitol last week called it the "ethics monster," an animal bred and trained by Democrats to feed on sleaze in the Executive Branch over the past 20 years. But the beast has broken loose in Washington and is devouring its congressional handlers. The consternation is palpable.

Jim Wright, the sinking Speaker of the House, summoned the media to say he was delighted that the big hearing this Tuesday on his motion to dismiss charges of breaking House rules will be wide open and televised. This after he and his phalanx of lawyers spent...

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