[UPDATE] Oh, this just got better. Via Hot Air:
WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors are looking into the possibility that a prominent lobbyist may have funneled bogus campaign contributions to his mentor, Representative John P. Murtha, as well as other lawmakers, two people familiar with the investigator’s questions said Tuesday.
(H/T: Instapundit) But by the time we’re done, the word will be “dwarves*”:
Despite President Obama’s repeated pledge to usher in a new, more ethical climate in Washington, House Democrats’ ethical troubles have begun to resemble those the GOP had when it occupied the majority just three years ago.
In many ways, the developments are more difficult for Democrats because they rose to power, at least in part, by vowing to right the ethical wrongs of the past.
And now Democratic leaders are facing new ethics questions as a senior Democrat is under fire for his ties to two firms under FBI investigation.
Yup, that’s good old Okinawa Jack that they’re talking about, there – he’s putting a brave face on the fact that the FBI is raiding some of the companies under his patronage, but wouldn’t you? – and I wonder how far any hypothetical slime would splatter. It’s rare that these things just stay with one person: isn’t that right, Rep. Pete Visclosky (D-IN)? Rep. Chris Carney (D-PA)? Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA)? Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH)? Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA). Yeah, you guys may want to start doing some reviewing of your conversations and phone logs.
Just saying, that’s all.
PS: Oh, yes: hi, Rep. Bill Young (R-FL) and Rep. John McHugh (R-NY). Take a look at that list above. Note who is on it.
Do not assume.
*As a good Tolkienite, I of course use his spelling.
Crossposted at Moe Lane.