Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Maybe this wasn't meant as humor...

Top Illinois lawmakers to push ethics reform

State Democratic legislative leaders moved Tuesday to make ethics reform a front-and-center issue in the spring legislative session on the heels of leading the ouster of Rod Blagojevich as governor amid allegations of corruption.

Senate President John Cullerton and House Speaker Michael Madigan, both Chicago Democrats, said they would create a joint legislative committee to consider various ethics reform proposals, including allowing reports of alleged wrongdoing to be made public by inspectors general.

Cullerton, speaking to the Chicago Tribune editorial board, said it was "important to send the right signal because of our recent publicity. We've been so embarrassed by [Blagojevich's] actions." other news...the fox caught in the henhouse once again claimed to be embarrassed by his actions, and is considering forming a committee of fellow foxes to discuss their ongoing raiding and butchering of residing chickens.

Refreshments will follow the first committee be held at the henhouse.