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Dirty Job?

Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) is retiring at the end of December, but there is just one problem. He is currently the chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee, and no other senator wants the job. I mean, can you imagine being in charge of enforcing standards of behavior for senators and their staffs, investigating violations of federal law, and making sure all the senators follow the Senate rules? Especially during the impeachment?

The Hill spoke with a number of GOP senators, including current members of the committee. Their response? “Thanks, but no thanks.” One senator said “I’d rather have a root canal.”



  1. westomoon wrote:

    Not “no other senator,” just no other Republican Senator. Who can blame them? They’re required to show absolute loyalty to McConnell, who makes the Borgias look junior varsity.

    If we needed one more reason to flip the Senate back into the hands of sane people, here it is.

    Monday, December 2, 2019 at 10:45 am | Permalink
  2. Dan wrote:

    Westomoon is correct. Flip the Senate and put Moscow Mitch out of business, retired on the porch in a rocking chair back in Kentucky.

    Monday, December 2, 2019 at 12:21 pm | Permalink
  3. rk wrote:

    Would it be too cynical to ask if the position actually does anything? I mean, it really sounds like an oxymoron. Senate ethics?

    Monday, December 2, 2019 at 4:47 pm | Permalink
  4. Greg wrote:

    Dan – I think you meant a rocking chair at his dacha outside Moscow. đŸ˜‰

    Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 10:33 am | Permalink
  5. westomoon wrote:

    … or a rocking chair in Hell.

    Friday, December 20, 2019 at 10:47 am | Permalink