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  •  well the original comment was about (1+ / 0-)
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    morality not ethics. similar, but not quite the same.

    as far as ethics goes though, you're missing a big one, Mike Grimm (and I assume you're only restricting this to House members). interesting the CREW list of Most Corrupt Members of 2012 contains twice as many Republicans as Democrats. hmm.

    Living in Kyoto-06 (Japan), voting in RI-01, went to college in IL-01.

    by sapelcovits on Tue May 07, 2013 at 07:28:07 PM PDT

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    •  In previous years this wasn't the case (0+ / 0-)

      The 2010 wave brought in a lot of sketchy Republicans: Rivera, Grimm, and Guinta being the first ones I can think of.

      And look at the state level, I think we're more corrupt.  Blagojevich, NYC, Massachusetts...much of that is merely because we're the urban party though, which leads to corrupt urban machines.

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      by jncca on Tue May 07, 2013 at 07:48:15 PM PDT

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      •  those states have corrupt Republicans too (0+ / 0-)

        for instance Joe Bruno in NY and George Ryan in IL. also "Prince of Providence" Buddy Cianci was a Republican-turned-Independent. I think that's more the political culture of those states than a party issue. and besides there's also red state Louisiana.

        Living in Kyoto-06 (Japan), voting in RI-01, went to college in IL-01.

        by sapelcovits on Tue May 07, 2013 at 08:50:37 PM PDT

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      •  Remember- Many of the "Dem" (1+ / 0-)
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        corrupt state senators in NY actually caucused with the republicans, or repeatedly threatened to.

        Registered in NY-02, College CT-01, Spent most of the rest of my life on the border of NY-08 and NY-15

        by R30A on Tue May 07, 2013 at 09:53:03 PM PDT

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