Joe Barton, EBJ Join Rangel, Bachmann on CREW's "Most Embarrassing Re-elects" List
Many thanks to the Friend of Unfair Park kind enough to send our way this afternoon Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington's bipartisan list of 2010 Most Embarrassing Re-elects (and a Governor to Watch). The headline kinda says it all: Rep. Joe Barton, a hard R with a thing for BP, and Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D for Dallas!, are the Texans on the list of 18. How come? Oh, really now. Says CREW Executive Director Melanie Sloan: "Most Americans would be fired if they were caught patronizing a prostitute or abusing their positions for personal gain, but members of Congress aren't most Americans."
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