We all know that 4th Congressional District Rep. Doc Hastings is an incompetent, partisan hack… but who knew he was so modest? The General went browsing around Hastings website today, and couldn’t find any mention of his “leadership” of the House Ethics Committee, a tenure during which not a single ethics case has been heard.
You’ve obviously scared everyone in Congress into faithfully following ethics rules. Otherwise, your hearing schedule would be packed. Of course there will always be misunderstandings like Duke Cunningham’s incarceration, the free market lawmaking approach taken by representatives DeLay, Noe, Pombo, Blunt, Doolittle, Harris, Hunter, Ney, Chocola, yourself, and others, and Don Sherwood’s penchant for strangling mistresses, but you’ve obviously found a way to clear their good names without resorting to hearings. That’s one heck of an accomplishment.
You’re doing yourself a tremendous disservice by not publicizing all of this great work. Do yourself a favor and add your Ethics Committee accomplishments to your website. And while you’re at it, put your name and photograph on the Ethics website as well. I couldn’t find either anywhere there. It’s almost like you’re ashamed of the things you’ve accomplished as Chair.
Hmm. Wouldn’t it be nice if Washingtonians could erase our shame by removing any reference to Hastings from our congressional delegation? Jimmy over at McCranium has some suggestions.