Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Chris Bell Ethics Reform Update

As I checked the reaction this morning and received a comment to my post about Chris Bell's ethics proposal yesterday it quickly became clear that the focus wouldn't be on the entire plan he laid out but instead on a minor, quickly corrected, mistake about veto lobbying. This has unfortunately given the media an out not to cover the rest of what he said. Ethics reform is always a tricky subject for politicians to take on, because it is an open invitation to everybody that gets political money from the current system to attack the reformer. Who benefits from the current system staying the same? Those that are already getting the money that goes to ethically challenged politician's campaigns and the media gets most of that for advertising. This article covers more of what Chris Bell actually said, Gubernatorial hopeful says Texas politics has 'culture of corruption.'.

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