With all the huffing and puffing by the [Dim]ocrats – and Howard the Ducks conviction by fiat – over Tom DeLays alleged travel expenses and who paid for what it comes as no surprise those with the loudest voices have the most to hide. The Associated Press has discovered the DeLay witch hunt has turned into an embarrassment to more Dims than Republicans.
Scrutiny of Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s travel has led to the belated disclosure of at least 198 previously unreported special interest trips by House members and their aides, including eight years of travel by the second-ranking Democrat, an Associated Press review has found.
At least 43 House members and dozens of aides had failed to meet the one-month deadline in ethics rules for disclosing trips financed by organizations outside the U.S. government. …
While most of the previously undisclosed trips occurred in 2004, some date back to the late 1990s. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer recently disclosed 12 trips, the oldest dating back to 1997. … Hoyer’s undisclosed trips were nearly doubled by Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Calif., with 21. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., reported 20 past trips and Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md. reported 13. … Staff members for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., disclosed 11 prior trips, while staff members for DeLay, R-Texas, had 4. Rep. John Linder of Georgia, a former chairman of the House Republican campaign organization, belatedly filed 9 trips, as did Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.
Well lookie there, one of the loudest voices, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and her staff compiled nearly 3 times as many ethics violations as did DeLay. Funny how how that works on the “twisted side of the isle.”