Mar 17, 2004
Indict the Site!
Al Kamen’s “In the Loop” column reports this morning that the House GOP using its government website to push Bush/Cheney ‘04 could be illegal and result in criminal prosecution. Thus sayeth Kamen:
Turns out the use of government Web sites for political purposes, contrary to Monday’s report on the House Resources Committee’s blasts at Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.), does appear to be against House rules that prohibit using official resources for campaign or political purposes. “The misuse of the funds and other resources” for members “is a very serious matter,” the rules say, and “such conduct may result in not only disciplinary action by the House, but also in criminal prosecution.”
He originally reported on the House Resources Committee’s misuse of their government funded site here.
I am sure that you are all stunned by allegations of the House GOP using their government resources for partisan purposes. If you are easily angered it is best to ignore our continuing coverage.
a) don’t look at our previous post on the subject here
b) avoid Atrios here
d) dodge the shoddy work of the GOP-led House ethics committee here
sigh. Happy St. Patrick’s Day.