Saturday, January 14, 2006

TTLB appeal for clean Republican leadership

The Truth Laid Bear has an online appeal to the Republican leadership. It calls for increased transparency and accountability from the next Majority Leader, and the Repubs in general:

[...] We hope the Hastert-Dreier effort leads to sweeping reforms including the end of subsidized travel and other obvious influence operations. Just as importantly, we call for major changes to increase openness, transparency and accountability in Congressional operations and in the appropriations process.

As for the Republican leadership elections, we hope to see more candidates who will support these goals, and we therefore welcome the entry of Congressman John Shadegg to the race for Majority Leader. We hope every Congressman who is committed to ethical and transparent conduct supports a reform agenda and a reform candidate. And we hope all would-be members of the leadership make themselves available to new media to answer questions now and on a regular basis in the future.

This is a commonsense request every Republican and Independant can support.