I hope they Pelosi can push the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act through congress:
The act is a tough document, authored by Nancy Pelosi, the San Francisco-area congresswomen who has been the Democratic House leader since 2002. She will likely be the House Speaker if the Democrats win next Tuesday.
Here are some of the new rules Pelosi wants:
No House member may accept any gift of any value from lobbyists, or any firm or association that hires lobbyists.
No free travel, which means an end to the corporate jet line every Friday at Reagan National Airport.No free tickets to Redskins games; or no meals of any value, even at a McDonalds; no front-row seats at entertainment venues.
Sounds good to me. Where do we sign up? Oh, that’s right, we all already did when we sent the Democrats to Washington. Let’s hope they don’t disappoint us. It seems to me like this would be a good start to getting at least some corrupting influence out of government.Posted by James at November 11, 2006 5:38 PM