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 Post subject: The Top Ten Ethics Scandals of 2008
PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:22 pm 
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Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) has released its year-end list of the "top" 10 ethics scandals of 2008. Why isn't the recent criminal complaint against Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on the list? Well, for one, it's not a Washington-centered problem. But Melanie Sloan, CREW's executive director, adds that while the Blagojevich case may be the flavor of the week right now, she thinks the scandals on her administration's list will have more of an impact in the long run. Here they are:

The Top Ten Ethics Scandals of 2008

It seems unlikely that the first year of the Obama administration will match up to the last year of the Bush administration in terms of ethics-scandal-potential. But we'll be here, keeping an eye on everyone, Barack Obama included. Stick with us.

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 Post subject: Re: The Top Ten Ethics Scandals of 2008
PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 5:43 am 
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"A Politicized Bush Justice Department": To prevent the abuse of the courts for political ends, the DOJ was traditionally the least-politicized of all the executive branch departments. That all changed when Bush took office. In 2007, Daniel Schulman was among the first to document how the conservative Federalist society may have influenced personnel decisions at the DOJ.


This is my pick because it will be with us for many years to come. There was nothing on there about the environment or that would have come first.

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